Everything You're NOT Supposed to Know About Suppressors

What firearm suppressors are, what they aren’t, why they are restricted in the US, and why they shouldn’t be.

Table of Contents:
Introduction – 0:01
Thompsons and Prohibition – 1:55
The 1934 NFA Bill – 4:07
The NFA Today – 12:49
New Restrictions – 14:54
Benefits of Suppressors – 23:49
The Real Threat – 27:36

1934 National Firearms Act Hearings:

Actual Criminal Use of Suppressors:

Transcript with Notes:

Everything You’re Not Supposed To Know About Suppressors

HP Maxim’s Silencer patent was actually granted in 1909. I said 1916 because I was thinking about the Thompson…

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  1. C. Mc on April 20, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Please run for office

  2. Ryszard Koprowski on April 20, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Kevin Costner approved!😃

  3. dungc647 on April 20, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Thank you for your public service.

    Lead yourselves, teach yourselves, to free yourselves

  4. Taylor Motyl on April 20, 2021 at 1:25 am

    You made 30 mins feel like 10

  5. Danny Viterbo on April 20, 2021 at 1:25 am

    wow, he really loves Kevin Costner movies

  6. Pete Pyrotechnic on April 20, 2021 at 1:26 am

    The very same thing happened with balisongs and automatic knives. Makes me sad.

  7. vladimir jozic on April 20, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Knives are more dangerous than guns and knives you can buy for $1

  8. WonderingAimlessly on April 20, 2021 at 1:27 am

    I do not like ATF 41F rule. Its illegal and not Constitutional as it a rule by a unilateral govt dept and not Congress.

  9. splitwood on April 20, 2021 at 1:27 am

    Excellent video!!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸

  10. Vladimir Vasilenko on April 20, 2021 at 1:27 am

    The amount of ignorance exposed in this video leaves me speechless 😶 non-gun people should not be making gun decisions.

  11. Anja The Lion on April 20, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Butterfly on his head at 1:00

  12. Edward Warwick on April 20, 2021 at 1:29 am

    The 1400’s. Beretta is the oldest gun manufacturer, they have been continuously making guns for over 500 years. They made muskets for Napoleon’s Army.

  13. Trinidad on April 20, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Legislation is most of the time about being a busybody and appearing to be "doing something about it". And if your voters are ignorant, doing anything, as stupid as it may be, can give you a career boost against the guys that aren’t making stuff up, even if the legislation actually makes the problem worse. That’s activism 101, do anything as silly as it may be.
    Regarding gun education, it’s one of the few good arguments for having not exactly conscription but at least gun training for most of the population, as they do in some countries, so people do know how they work and reject the more stupid laws. Obviously I’m against forcing people to do it, but it would teach people how the world works and also how overtly dumb gun control laws are most of the time.

  14. Marcus H on April 20, 2021 at 1:29 am

    So I’m a vet. I lost 50% of my hearing in the middle east. I kinda like machineguns, but I LOVE suppressors. I don’t want my hobby to kill my hearing the same way my service did. I HATE that they’re so restricted in the US.

    But there’s one thing in this video that’s hyperbole. "Exactly the same restrictions as a machinegun".

    Short of being a police officer, soldier, or FFL, I cannot produce or buy a machinegun produced in 2021. I cannot produce a machinegun. With suppressors, I can pay $200, fill out paperwork, and either buy or produce my own suppressor using all of the technology that has happened in the last few decades. Because suppressors CAN be produced for civis, we don’t see artificially inflated prices like we do with machineguns. The cheapest suppressors on the market aren’t THOUSANDS of dollars.

    I hate suppressor limitations. But I am THANKFUL AS F*** that I can still produce or buy a newly made suppressor. I am also thankful that $200 is now WAY more meaningless today than it was before. I am thankful that suppressors are still influenced by market pressures.

    I’m not gonna defend these laws. I’m just saying… suppressors and machineguns aren’t on the same level. And thank God for that.

  15. Diablosis on April 20, 2021 at 1:30 am

    That John wick scene gave me aids. Not only do the guns make almost no noise but neither do the bullets hitting concrete.

  16. timothy oconnor on April 20, 2021 at 1:30 am

    I think the real lesson is that Kevin Costner is central to our country’s history.

  17. J on April 20, 2021 at 1:31 am

    I guess no one wants to talk about the highly explosive arrow tips that John Rambo uses? Irresponsible folks, just really irresponsible.

  18. Edward Warwick on April 20, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Suppressor is a muffler and you have one on your car. Have you ever heard a car without a muffler, it is very loud but not nearly silenced. In Europe, hunters use mufflers to suppress the overly loud noise of a gun.

  19. C Land on April 20, 2021 at 1:39 am

    I’m more hesitant because I don’t want to be on any registry.

  20. ViquelOoste on April 20, 2021 at 1:41 am

    silencers are well easier to get in france … cuz guns are harder to get in the first place xd

  21. Violence of Action 0311 on April 20, 2021 at 1:42 am

    These infringing BS laws really make ya wanna PUNCH the face of Tyranny as hard as you can. The Government does NOT have our best interests. It’s RETARDED to believe any of these BS laws are Constitutional.

  22. Jason Blair on April 20, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Great content and thanks for the important history (and current application of it)!

  23. Creepy Cassette on April 20, 2021 at 1:43 am

    im definitely on a watchlist now for clicking on this video.

  24. Chris Rando on April 20, 2021 at 1:44 am

    This is as informative as it is sad

  25. Watchdog on April 20, 2021 at 1:44 am

    In germany Butterfly knifes are banned.

  26. Peace Prayer on April 20, 2021 at 1:47 am

    If politicians said the Nerf Gun was the deadliest weapon ever made, criminals would use those. Because they focus on the AR, it spotlights it for law breakers.

  27. Rat Lives Matter on April 20, 2021 at 1:54 am

    I’ll tell you why "silencers" are regulated. A shiz-ton of hollywood movies showing silent assassinations of important people scared the bejesus out of them.

  28. Christopher Prue on April 20, 2021 at 1:56 am

    I’d be interested in knowing the process to hold accountable those politicians who take oath to uphold the constitution and proceed to diminish it. Let’s end the suppression of our inalienable rights and silence the ignorant media and politicians.

  29. Freefall on April 20, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Anyone notice the adorable butterfly land on him at 1:13?

  30. Crabby Old Warrior on April 20, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Very, very, very well presented and loaded with illuminating information.

  31. T S on April 20, 2021 at 1:58 am

    Those were the days when you could shoot a 30 round magazine and not have to take out a 2nd mortgage.

  32. Dan B on April 20, 2021 at 1:58 am

    what is the recent status on silancers, since it was supossed to be legal to own to reduce the bang, that reduces our hearing. which I am already using hearing aids and this would allow me to hear my game without having to wear earplugs

  33. Clien Tornaka on April 20, 2021 at 1:58 am

    Lol that John Wick skit was funny af

  34. CaptainRon1913 on April 20, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Some hunting areas in Germany, require a suppressor

  35. shiddy angler on April 20, 2021 at 2:02 am

    “Keep in mind that $200 is $3,870 in today’s dollars”

  36. JOEL CHAPMAN on April 20, 2021 at 2:02 am

    Good informative video

  37. Violence of Action 0311 on April 20, 2021 at 2:06 am

    The 2nd Amendment approves this message. Well done gents🔱🇺🇸

  38. yeungscs on April 20, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Regular Convo vs Political Convo


  39. J XMcOmbsxx on April 20, 2021 at 2:10 am

    So am I the only one who thought a bird landed on Issacs head? Then realized it’s a butterfly ? Lol

  40. HLR Lost boys on April 20, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Amen!!! Thank you for your video

  41. FNG_Starman on April 20, 2021 at 2:13 am

    I had a moment where I saluted and unconsciously and automatically placed my hand over my heart.

    We stated points. We need more people to speak this succinctly in the gun community. We also need a challenge to the NFA in multiple points. This is on of the biggest ways Trump let me, and I am sure many others, down.

  42. bud389 on April 20, 2021 at 2:16 am

    Silencers don’t kill people, people kill people.

  43. Rusty Braun on April 20, 2021 at 2:16 am

    My guy loves Kevin Costner.

  44. Van Allen on April 20, 2021 at 2:17 am

    All the Kevin Costners…..

  45. cadetwolf1234 on April 20, 2021 at 2:18 am

    This makes me sad. I hate politicians. We are not free.

  46. austin porter on April 20, 2021 at 2:18 am

    I’m just wondering who disliked this video and what there viewpoint is because I imagine any sensible human would slap duct tape over there mouth after 1 minute of hearing them talk about those 30 caliber magazines that fit 30 rounds and shoot all 30 in 3 seconds 😂. That guy definitely had the number 3 on his mind half the time and his speech on the other half smh.

  47. Aaron Davis on April 20, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Kind of like today they let criminal’s out from COVID -19 and criminals across the border they seem like they care no no no they don’t cause they have Planned Parenthood kills over 900 a day today yesterday tomorrow they just want control

  48. Living Corpse on April 20, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Not gonna lie, was expecting throwing knives before bow and arrow when talking about ranged quiet weapons that are legal. At least I think throwing knives are legal.

  49. allenissoepic36 on April 20, 2021 at 2:20 am

    On Trex Arm’s website, they sell magazines. And the ones that holds 10+ rounds aka most of them has a warning that says "due to unconstitutional restrictions, we cannot ship this product to California."

  50. Daniel Curtean on April 20, 2021 at 2:20 am

    ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE video. Just stunning content!

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