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Editorial: Real hunters don’t use silencers

Gun silencers, or suppressors, are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm in the United States has been as difficult as buying a machine gun, requiring a background check that can take close to a year. There has been a renewed push by some groups to ease those restrictions. In Arizona, suppressors have been permitted for huntering since 2012. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)

Gun silencers, or suppressors, are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm in the United States has been as difficult as buying a machine gun, requiring a background check that can take close to a year. There has been a renewed push by some groups to ease those restrictions. In Arizona, suppressors have been permitted for huntering since 2012. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)