The Texas Park and Wildlife Commission is looking for public comments on a proposed rule change, to be reviewed at the Commission’s March 28 to 29 public hearing, which would allow hunters in Texas to use suppressors.
Suppressors are already legal for all other shooting activities, including taking nuisance species, so enacting this rule would ensure that hunting is treated the same as other shooting activities. While there is no resource or enforcement-related reason to prohibit suppressors, there are many benefits for hunters who wish to use them, not the least of which is hearing preservation. Using suppressors also reduces noise complaints, which has been a known reason for shutting down shooting ranges and hunting areas.
For updates, stay tuned to Guns.com. For more on the rule change and public comment period find the original article at weapon-blog.com, while those are interested in reviewing the proposal should head over to the Texas Park and Wildlife Commission’s website. For all breaking gun news, keep browsing Guns.com’s news feeds.