I recently become politically active in Washington State over the issue of using legally owned suppressors. While I had not given firearm suppressors much thought over the years, I had never assumed that they were immoral or illegal. Much to my surprise I have found that too many people not only assume that my new found hobby (I make suppressors) is illegal, but that is it is also weird or immoral to use a muffler on certain "machines".
While I was used to hearing various media persons just making up "legal facts" to support their gun control agenda, it was different to hear these things from people I was talking to face to face. I have never seen such scorn heaped upon the use of an inanimate object as I do firearm sound suppressors. While most people I discuss it with agree that they are legal to own after I explain the law, some refuse to believe me or backpedal to "no one needs to use those things" argument.
I once read that when a person tries to convince you that the government has already banned something you own, then the battle is already half lost and we do not need Congress trying to ban them in the future. A sad story to tell, but true.
Fortunately most of the people I discuss guns with are receptive to new ideas. I especially enjoy showing people to how much they can enjoy the shooting sports. Iíll enjoy it even more if WA passes the suppressor use bill and I can use them without leaving the state. So all is not lost.........yet.