Suppressors have long been misrepresented by the media and Hollywood. They are not "silencers" in that they do not make anything "silent." The muzzle report of a firearm is somewhere around 160dB - immediately damaging to the hearing of the shooter. The BEST suppressors I've tested reduce that to around 127-130dB. By comparison, a running jackhammer at a distance of three feet is only 110dB. Anything that is four times louder than a jackhammer cannot be called silent or even quiet by any measure of the term. The only effect that a suppressor actually has is in the name of the bill: hearing protection.