From WDBJ 7TV:

Sales are booming for silencers, the cylindrical devices used to muffle gunfire.

The civilian market for silencers soared 37% in 2013, when the total number shot up to nearly a half a million, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives registry. That’s compared to 360,000 in 2012 and 285,000 in 2011.

Silencers are so popular that there’s a nine-month wait to have a registration approved by the ATF, according to Ben Shim, a certified firearms instructor and gun industry analyst with CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Conn.

Silencers are just about the only thing illegal in Vermont — gun wise.

BTW, arthritis is still bad, hence the light or late postings.