Not so much for home defense. Hiding the shot is not the goal. Protecting the ears, not scaring every animal within two miles, and fun with heavy and slower rounds are the reasons.JerseyDog wrote: So why would any law abiding sportsman, gun enthusiast, or home defender for that matter want a suppressor? Look I love guns, I love shooting, I have no problem living in a country with a robust 2nd ammendment. But working in law enforcement the idea of people wanting to hide their shot makes my blood run cold.
Though I comply with state and federal laws, I would not tailor how I conduct any of my hobbies specifically to suit the whims of law enforcement or provide them with "evidence" of me not committing crimes. Thus I would not opt for gas-powered RC aircraft over quiet electric quadcopters simply because the police might want to be able to hear them. (I fly both, and there is some garbage being spewed at hobbyists about the use of quiet quadcopter "drones" right now.)JerseyDog wrote:Guns are loud, really loud. That works great as warning, deterrent, and yes as evidence.
The you don't need... argument that has been hashed out elsewhere. You don't need a lot of things. Also, a Chevy Volt used to run over a jogger would be a deadly weapon. I suppose Chevy could make it sound like a gun.JerseyDog wrote:You should never have any need to hide the fact you just operated a deadly weapon.
You have the option of not using a suppressor.JerseyDog wrote:In my mind that's just part and parcel of responsible gun ownership.