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Strange thoughts bubble up in my head all the time. Usually causing me to do a mini research project.
Today's thought of the day was, "How many times have "silencers" been documented as being used in crimes and what are the benefits of using them?"

Here's my list so far:
A Democrat's guide to why firearm sound suppressors ("silencers") should be made easier to obtain. Monday Nov 05, 2007
The author stresses that suppressors are hearing protection devices.

Why are gun silencers not used extensively among criminals?
Not really "silent", expensive, big, therefore can't be hidden. Require prior installation, this is, not a spur of the moment thing.

Benefits of Using Suppressors for Hunting and Shooting Sports
pdf from National Shooting Sports Foundation®

Criminal Use of Firearm Silencers Western Criminology Review 8(2), 44-57 (2007)
pdf of scholarly paper. Data covers 1995-2005. Verbose, but had some good information and stats.

THE OTHER SIDE:

Firearm Silencers Threaten Public Safety, New VPC Study Finds
And, of course, the other view point. Pick a desired outcome and do research to prove that point.
Six incidents 2011 through 2016.

Gunmakers and the NRA Bet Big on Silencers. What Could Go Wrong? Mother Jones MAR. 19, 2013
 

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Strange thoughts bubble up in my head all the time. Usually causing me to do a mini research project.
Today's thought of the day was, "How many times have "silencers" been documented as being used in crimes and what are the benefits of using them?"
Here's my list so far:
A Democrat's guide to why firearm sound suppressors ("silencers") should be made easier to obtain. Monday Nov 05, 2007
The author stresses that suppressors are hearing protection devices.
Why are gun silencers not used extensively among criminals?
Not really "silent", expensive, big, therefore can't be hidden. Require prior installation, this is, not a spur of the moment thing.
Benefits of Using Suppressors for Hunting and Shooting Sports
pdf from National Shooting Sports Foundation®
Criminal Use of Firearm Silencers Western Criminology Review 8(2), 44-57 (2007)
pdf of scholarly paper. Data covers 1995-2005. Verbose, but had some good information and stats.
THE OTHER SIDE:
Firearm Silencers Threaten Public Safety, New VPC Study Finds
And, of course, the other view point. Pick a desired outcome and do research to prove that point.
Six incidents 2011 through 2016.
Gunmakers and the NRA Bet Big on Silencers. What Could Go Wrong? Mother Jones MAR. 19, 2013
 
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