A bill that would allow hunters to use sound suppressors on their guns currently sits in the Georgia Senate’s Natural Resources Committee. In an article for WALB, the President of Georgia Loan and Gun, Steven Drew, said, “A lot of people consider silencers or suppressors to be something only assassins or bad guys use. But, basically it is just a muffler for a gun. It has a lot of benefits. It can help us control the deer population. It won't disturb your neighbors if you have to shoot in a residential area.”
What do you think? Is silence golden for hunters?
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Brian Lovett, Realtree's news blogger, has been an outdoors reporter, writer, magazine editor and book author for 27 years. Spring turkey hunting and autumn waterfowling take up most of his outside time, but he also enjoys fishing, deer hunting and upland-bird hunting. Lovett lives in Oshkosh, Wis., with his wife, Jenny, and their retriever.