Michigan Approves Hunting With Suppressors, Joining 37 Other States

posted on February 19, 2016

In a major victory for lawful sportsmen and women, Michigan became the 38th state to allow hunting with suppressors after its Natural Resources Commission last week approved their use in the field. Noting that many hunters do not wear hearing protection because they don’t want to limit their ability to hear game, commissioners approved lifting the longtime ban by a vote of 4-to-1, with two commissioners absent. 

Previous versions of the proposed rule limited the effectiveness of suppressors and banned subsonic ammunition, but after other states’ fish and game authorities reported finding no significant problems after lifting their bans on suppressors for hunting, Michigan did the same, repealing the ban entirely.

Today, 41 states allow lawful citizens to possess suppressors. Over the past five years, 16 states have legalized them for hunting, and 13 states have passed laws making it easier for lawful citizens to own them.

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