Silencer use by LE/MIL

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Silencer use by LE/MIL

Post by Bushmastaactual » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:21 am

So I'm in CO attending some firearms training and the class is all law enforcement. I was impressed by the number of LEO running agency issued suppressors (Sig, surefire). I know the US Marines are fielding entire units with suppressors. I think the more agencies use them the more accessible they will become and change public perception. In my home state, agencies are issuing cans to SWAT and allowing officers to purchase personally owned cans for duty rifles.

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Re: Silencer use by LE/MIL

Post by poikilotrm » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:11 am

Don’t know much about cops and cop psychology, do you?
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Re: Silencer use by LE/MIL

Post by John A. » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:21 am

Military and LEO are always exempt from the same gun laws as the rest of us by default.

I am glad to see them becoming more common though.
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Re: Silencer use by LE/MIL

Post by ranb » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:24 pm

John A. wrote:Military and LEO are always exempt from the same gun laws as the rest of us by default.
Not always. In WA until 2011 the silencer use ban applied to police as well as the rest of us. It took the combination of a Democrat sponsor and the police showing up at committee hearings to support the bill to ensure it made it to the floor for a vote.
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