Originally Posted by manta
In the UK its hearing protection and not worrying livestock.
And before we sat back and let the idiotic laws take place, it was the same here (way before I was born. My generation can't be blamed for that one) and you could pick them up in any hardware store for about 2 bucks or less.
I've yet to hear of any instance that placing such restrictions on suppressors has made society safer. They simply look scary I guess.