Buckeye Firearms Association hosts event to educate lawmakers and media on noise suppressors
On Monday, February 3, 2014, Buckeye Firearms Association hosted an event to help educate lawmakers on the benefits of noise suppressors, and to help bust the Hollywood myth that suppressed guns are so silent they could help criminals "sneak around undetected."
The lawmakers attended the fact-finding event in order to become better educated in advance of a vote on House Bill 234 (Allow Noise Suppressors While Hunting), which has already had three hearings in the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. David Hall (R).
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More than 20 lawmakers or their aides gathered yesterday at Black Wing to learn a similar lesson and hear from an expert on how silencers, or suppressors, can affect the noise levels of hunting rifles. The event was organized by the Buckeye Firearms Association in an effort to gain support for House Bill 234, which would allow hunting with a suppressor.
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Monday, Buckeye Firearms organized a fact-finding mission at Black Wing Shooting Center in Delaware.
The exercise was intended to educate, not advocate, the use of silencers on hunting weapons.
Introduction to Firearm Suppressors