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Gunmakers and the NRA Bet Big on Silencers. What Could Go Wrong?

The silencer industry says its products are for shooting groundhogs. So why do ads feature military-style gunmen?

| Tue Mar. 19, 2013 6:00 AM EDT
Ad for pistol silencers.
Ad for pistol silencers. Advanced Armament Corp.
 
Silencer ad
From an Advanced Armament Corp. ad. Advanced Armament Corp.

 
Silencing is not a crime ad
Detail from an ad touting expanded silencer access. Advanced Armament Corp.
 
Silencer ad
AWC Silencers
 
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