No, they are protected by the Second Amendment
Yes, they should be subject to regulation
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Silencers by their nature are seruptious and suggest level of stealth that would not be used to simply protect home and property or used to hunt. I'm a gun owner and think silencers should be banned all together. IMHO
No citizen gun owner needs a sound suppressor on a weapon. That's what ear plugs and ear muffs are for. If you can't stand the sound, quit pulling the trigger!
It's astounding that after all that's been said, some of you are still acting like "silencers" actually silence a gun. For the last time, they DO NOT SILENCE a gun, they just knock the sound down to somewhere just below 140 decibels, which is roughly equivalent to a train horn. VERY loud.
And those of you saying that "Well Regulated" means that the government has the power to place restrictions on the 2A are just plain wrong. Well regulated means "well organized" or "well trained" in that context. Any other conclusion means you need a lesson in civics & government or just need to go back and read the entirety of the bill of rights.
The reason I'm right about this is simple. All 10 Amendments covered in the Bill of Rights were written specifically to LIMIT THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT to prevent it from trampling on the rights of citizens. As in, the government cannot take away your right of free speech. As in, the government cannot conduct an illegal search and seizure of your property.
The Bill of Rights was not written to give the government power, exactly the opposite. When the entirety of the Bill of Rights was purposely written to limit the power of the government to infringe on the rights of free citizens, it is not reasonable to conclude that this one little clause in the 2A that says "well regulated" somehow gives the government power to regulate it. That would be doing exactly the opposite of what the Bill of Rights was intended to do.