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Spokane Police will add suppressors to rifles, citing concerns about hearing damage

Outfitting the agency’s 181 service rifles with suppressors is intended to protect officers and the public from the potential hearing damage if shots are fired, the department says.


‘Silencer’ bill gets mixed reaction from Inland Northwest lawmakers, law enforcement

A law that would transform an 80-year-old regulatory scheme governing the sale of noise-canceling devices for guns may soon get a vote in Congress. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she’s …


Lifting gun-silencer regs is dangerous

A bill now working its way through the House would remove silencers from the list of devices regulated by federal authorities.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Gun industry seeks to ease restrictions on silencers

They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine …


Doug Clark: There’s no suppressing this shooter’s enthusiasm for silencers

It’s not every day someone invites you to go shopping for a silencer for his fancy new handgun. Sometimes my job is just like a field trip.