On Wednesday, the Sun Sentinel reported that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering letting hunters use silencers. Among other arguments, supporters say it will allow hunters "to operate near residential areas without bothering people."
This change can only increase the likelihood of more innocent men, women, and children getting shot. Hunters will feel more comfortable firing near areas with more people, and those people will be less apt to hear the gunfire alerting them that there are hunters nearby. And the more silencers out there, the easier it will be for people with bad intentions to get their hands on them.
Supporters say silencers will also help protect hunters' hearing, and their shoulders from recoil. What about protecting human lives? (Not to mention, it is greatly unfair to the turkeys).
Other states that now allow hunting with silencers include Louisiana, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky and Arizona. Please stop Florida from joining this new insane clown posse.