Silencer Guns: A Growing Concern for Lawmakers

In recent years, the use of silencer guns has become a growing concern for lawmakers across the United States. Silencer guns, also known as suppressors, are firearms that are designed to reduce the sound of a gunshot. While they are not completely silent, they can reduce the sound of a gunshot by up to 30 decibels, making them difficult to detect.

Silencer guns have been around for decades, but their popularity has grown in recent years due to the ease of purchasing them. In most states, silencer guns can be purchased without a background check or any other form of regulation. This has led to an increase in the number of silencer guns on the streets, and has raised concerns among lawmakers.

The primary concern is that silencer guns make it easier for criminals to commit crimes without being detected. The sound of a gunshot is often used to alert law enforcement and the public to a crime in progress, and silencer guns make it much harder to detect a crime. This could lead to an increase in violent crime, as criminals are able to commit their crimes without fear of being heard.

In response to these concerns, some states have begun to pass legislation to regulate the sale and use of silencer guns. These laws typically require a background check and other forms of regulation before a silencer gun can be purchased. Additionally, some states have passed laws that make it illegal to possess a silencer gun without a permit.

While these laws are a step in the right direction, they are not enough to address the growing concern of silencer guns. Lawmakers must continue to work together to ensure that silencer guns are regulated and that criminals are not able to use them to commit crimes without fear of detection. Until then, silencer guns will remain a growing concern for lawmakers across the United States.