On Wednesday, March 9, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security unanimously passed Senate Bill 1271. SB 1271 would legalize private ownership of firearm suppressors.
Sound suppressors attached to firearms (less accurately called "silencers" in federal law) are an additional tool available to help protect a shooter’s hearing, reduce range noise complaints by surrounding residents, as well as increase accuracy and safety. While suppressors/silencers do not eliminate the sound of a firearm, they do reduce the muzzle report of a firearm much in the same way a muffler reduces exhaust noise from a car or truck.
Your NRA-ILA will continue to update you on this legislation as it moves through the Massachusetts General Court.