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silence is live in tightly regulated since nineteen thirty four when Congress passed a lot of fight prohibition era gang violence , the firearms industry would like to change that arguing that silencers protect hunters and other commuters from hearing loss , it's not the whisper quiet attachment tool commonly seen in movies those in the industry prefer to call them suppressors I just spent the past hour hitting a variety of rifles and pistols equipped with silencers and it's clear that what they do to reduce the volume of a gunshot the noise feel quite loudly and clearly audible , even so some legislators and law enforcement officials warn that it can be harder to track down poachers in criminal tip the gunshot aren't allowed right now silently rarely turn up at crime scenes that may change at the laws are losing then control advocate day , since twenty eleven sixteen states have legalized hunting with silencers the industry is now lobbying Congress to rollback the monthlong permitting process that silencer buyers go through it's unclear whether the had any expecting Congress the , year after all can election year and