The Democratic Party is currently putting together a new Federal law to make Silencers for guns illegal. They will make this a big deal for public safety. First thing is there is no such thing as a silencer, they are suppressors. Silencers exist only in spy books, TV and movies. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says that silencers are not a public safety issue and here is why :
There are about 1.3 million legally owned suppressors plus some I am sure illegally owned in the US. On the average over the last ten tears only 44 crimes are committed with a suppressor. That is out of 1.3 million plus. So basically the use of suppressors in crimes is ZERO.
Suppressors are not cheap to buy plus you have to pay a Federal tax of $200 dollars on top of the cost of the suppressor. Suppressors don't fit all guns in fact they don't fit most guns. Suppressors cause problems with the balance of the gun, the accuracy of the gun, interfere with the slide on some semi auto guns and most have to be threaded for the suppressor to mount on the muzzle of the gun.
The last comment I have is what gang banger is going to buy a cheap gun and put an expensive suppressor on it use it in a crime and throw it away.