Dr Stan , did you forget to take your medication this morning? Just what the hell I think I am doing? Well, you see, a suppressor fits onto the end of the barrel of the handgun. It, as the name suggests, suppresses the loud, eardrum damaging noise emitted from the firearm when it is fired. I am building one of those little things so I don't stuff up my hearing more than it already is.
As has been mentioned by others, there is no such thing as a silencer for a firearm, especially not for a handgun. This is a suppressor, it was built as one and will remain one. If you want me to explain that statement Stan, just let me know. If you don't want an explanation, then just take your popcorn and go back to watching your movies where the bad guy shoots the good guy with a gun that goes pfft, pfft, pfft and doesn't have any recoil.
Where I live, there are absolutely no laws governing or controlling suppressors on handguns, or any firearm for that matter. I can walk into any firearm dealer, pick what I want off the shelf, pay for it and walk out, exactly the same way you would walk into a store, pick up a pack of cigarettes, pay for it and walk out. I do not need to tell them who I am, where I am from, or even need to produce my firearm license. If I feel like building my own, I am fully entitled to do so, without applying for any permits, paying any money or asking for anyone's permission. Getting a license for said firearm, however, is a completely different ball game and can take up to 2 years.
Maybe you can explain to us though, Stan. What is it about a suppressor that firstly gets you so riled up and secondly makes you believe that making or possessing one deserves at least 10 years behind bars? That is a genuine question that I would like an answer to.
Or is it just that you are sad and grumpy that you have to live in a nanny state that places too much control over you?