Originally Posted by bluesea112
Why are Supressor illegal anyway?
Back when they dreamed up the National Firearms Act of 1934, there was a depression going on. Game departments asked to have silencers added to the list (along with machine guns and short barreled shotguns and bazookas) because people were poaching with them, to feed their families. Or, if people weren't already poaching with them, the game wardens were afraid they might start.