Suppressors from Where Great Britain Used To Be
In the UK, you can pretty much buy suppressors like buying gun in the US. Seriously, you can just hop right on the internet and order them for air guns and shotguns. There are a few restrictions for firearms suppressors, such as having a certificate to own a firearm.
Well, a Tennessee man decided to purchase some and take them back home:
A Murfreesboro man is being convicted by a federal jury for smuggling gun silencers into the United States that he purchased while traveling in England. Nashville prosecutors say 50-year-old Paul Gratton purchased six silencers from a firearms dealer in Sheffield.
Gratton shipped some of the firearm parts to the U.S, while he carried the other parts in a checked bag on his flight back to Tennessee. Authorities revealed that none of the silencers had serial numbers. However law enforcement was able to retain the silencers from Gratton’s home after receiving a search warrant.
I often use the line “Where Great Britain Used To Be” to make fun of England’s ridiculous nanny state laws. But they have better laws when it comes to suppressors than the supposedly “gun crazy” United States.
For marketing the hearing protection act, we should start doing like the Brits do and call silencers “sound moderators”. Sounds so much less intimidating, no?