I received the following from the NRA today and it got me to thinking. I have never lived in a state at the time suppressors were legal, but I wish I did. Whether hunting coyotes or just a day at the range, life would just be better. If you are an Illinois resident, take action. If not (or even if you are a resident) share your best suppressor experience or argument for legalization in the comment section.
It is important that you immediately contact your state Senator and politely urge them to concur on House Amendment 2 for Senate Bill 206. This important pro-gun legislation would legalize the ownership and use of lawfully owned suppressors in Illinois, including for the taking of game.
Suppressors provide numerous benefits to the hunters and sportsmen who choose to use them. Most importantly, suppressors decrease muzzle report to hearing-safe levels and reduce shooters’ risk of hearing damage, which can occur when discharging a firearm without the proper hearing protection. Additionally, suppressors help increase accuracy by reducing felt recoil and shot “flinch.” Beginners to shooting sports adhere to a quicker learning curve on average because the muffled sound equates to increased focus and concentration on proper shooting mechanics. Furthermore, suppressors help reduce noise complaints from neighbors, which are frequently used as an excuse to close hunting lands throughout the country.