Hunters in Florida May Soon be Able to Use Silencers

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will decide whether to drop a 57-year-old ban.

convention goers picks up a weapon equipped with a silencer during the 142nd annual National Rifle Association(NRA) Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas. In the US, silencers/suppressors are legal for individuals to possess and use for lawful purposes in thirty-nine of the fifty states.

Photographer: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Be very quiet, Floridians could soon be hunting bunny rabbits using silencers. A decades-old ban that prohibits residents of the Sunshine State from using noise-reducing devices on guns while hunting animals other than feral hogs and armadillos could be lifted this week, the Palm Beach Post reported. 

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