On March 23rd, Ohio repealed the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting. Ohio has become the 35th state to permit hunters to use legally possessed suppressors while hunting. IN 2014 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana all enacted legislation to permit the use of suppressors while hunting. Ohio also enacted Shall Sign legislation.
Among the many benefits, to using suppressors are:
- HEARING PROTECTION: Noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus are two of the most common afflictions for recreational shooters and hunters. Everyone knows that gunfire is loud, but very few people understand the repercussions that shooting can have on their hearing until it’s too late. Suppressors reduce the noise of a gunshot by an average of 20 – 35 dB, which is roughly the same as earplugs or earmuffs. By decreasing the overall sound signature, suppressors help to preserve the hearing of recreational shooters, hunters, and hunting dogs around the world.