Illinois legislators have introduced a measure that would legalize firearm sound suppressors in the state.
According to NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, this important pro-gun legislation will implement the full legalization of suppressors, allowing for their lawful possession and use, including for the taking of game. Suppressors provide numerous benefits to the hunters and sportsmen who choose to use them. Most importantly, suppressors decrease muzzle report to hearing-safe levels and reduce shooters’ risk of hearing damage, which can occur when discharging a firearm without the proper hearing protection. Additionally, suppressors help increase accuracy by reducing felt recoil and shot “flinch.”
Forty-two states currently allow for the sale, use and possession of firearm sound suppressors, while 38 of those states allow for their use while hunting. We’ll keep you posted as this measure is considered by the Illinois Legislature.