On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Chuck Kuecker wrote:
> Silencers don't really silence any more than a truck muffler makes a
> Peterbilt a stealth vehicle. They just cut out the sharp "crack" that can
> damage your hearing. Silencers would be required by a government really
> concerned with health and safety of its' citizens.
Actually, police departments and federal agencies that use silencers are
often required to purchase silencers that meet OSHA requirements for
hearing protection. The fact that silencers (suppressors, really) are
designed to meet OSHA requirements for hearing protection from firearm
noise should tell you something. Most people don't even know that there
is an OSHA regulation for the suppression of firearm noise. It does seem
odd that something that is mandatory for occupational safety is outlawed
for safety away from the job.
I guess the health of some citizens is more important than others.
> Last "postal" teacher I heard of shot HERSELF to gain publicity about the
> "problem" of guns in schools.
Sounds like she solved the "problem".
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