GNV wrote:Only silencers on firearms were banned even before. Air Rifles don't need any license for silencer/moderator/suppressor. Only I don't think that license for silencers for firearms for would ever be issued. Why would a civilian need a silencer. Only those special operations guys need them. Or the Goons.
Moderators/silencers were not banned before. They were restricted but one could possess them without a specific licence. There is a lot of misinformation about the need for suppressors. The sound is still quite audible. However,they protect one's hearing, and very practical if one is shooting close to human habitations. Then, there is certain reduction in recoil too.In the UK, moderators/suppressors are very common on rifles though they require additional entry on the FAC. Some use them even on shotguns.
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