Proposal Would Let Ohio Hunters Use Silencers

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Silencers, or noise suppressors, are best known for being fixed to pistols, but they're also made for shotguns and rifles.(Photo: Flickr)
Silencers, or noise suppressors, are best known for being fixed to pistols, but they're also made for shotguns and rifles.(Photo: Flickr)

It’s legal for Ohioans to own silencers or noise suppressors for their firearms.

But it’s illegal to use one while hunting in the state.

There’s a bill in the Ohio House to change that. For details, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with one of its sponsors, Republican State Representative John Becker from southwest Ohio.

Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

Comments
  • Jesse

    Republican State Representative John Becker said something about shooting guns in your backyard. Is this commonly done in Ohio?

    • Steve Brown

      Hi Jesse, Steve Brown here. I assume he’s talking about people who live in the country, i.e. outside of any municipalities. For those people, yes, it’s not entirely uncommon to shoot skeet or even have a make-shift shooting range on their property.