Guns don’t have to be loud. An inventor by the name of Hiram Percy Maxim understood this fact over a century ago when he was awarded his first patent for a firearm silencer in 1909. Sold over the counter at sporting goods retailers, hardware stores, and in mail order catalogs, these “Maxim Silencers” cost as …

  A convention goer picks up a weapon equipped with a silencer during the 142nd annual National Rifle Association(NRA) Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.KAREN BLEIER—AFP/Getty Images A new report shows gun owners are eager to accessorize despite silencers often costing more than the weapons they’re meant …

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The ASA needs your help. On August 29, 2013, the Obama Administration issued an executive action that seeks to amend the transfer of NFA firearms. Known as ATF 41P, it was published in the Federal Register on September 9. The public comment period, which lasts 90 days, will come to a …