Silence is Golden: Suppressor Sales Continue to Climb

As our man Nick so ably reported recently from the Silencers are Legal shoot, despite the asinine roadblocks thrown up to discourage suppressor ownership, the little tubes just seem to get more and more popular. NFA status or not. Why states and the ATF make it so cumbersome and expensive to own an accessory that makes shooting guns safer is beyond us. Much like the case of that shoulder thing that goes up, it’s probably due to a combination of jaw-dropping ignorance on the part of lawmakers (shocking, we know) and a few too many James Bond movies. But the NSSF has compiled suppressor sales data going back from 2008 through 2011 and – shazam! – looks like plenty of people are willing to endure the hassle and lay out the coin to get their hands on one. Check out the table after the jump . . .        [h/t Jim Curcuruto]