2017-12-03 11:45:26 UTC
Hunters in the North Rhine-Westphalia area in Germany can now use sound
suppressors for their hunting rifles. The Ministry of Interior has regulated
this in a decree to the The Federal Hunting Act.
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The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of the Environment,
Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection has announced:
"This decision was long overdue. It's about reducing the muzzle blast to
effectively protect the hearing of hunters and their dogs "said Minister of
the Interior Herbert Reul.
The Minister of Agriculture in North Rhine-Westphalia Christina Schulze
Föcking welcomed the decision. "The bottom line is a big plus for the health
of the hunters - with no loss of security," said the minister.
There are concerns that the use of suppressors could affect people's safety,
but both ministers disregard this and comment: "The experience from other
states and states shows that these concerns are groundless. Totally silent
shooting as in movies is not possible with suppressors, the shot is still
clearly heard, "said Minister Reul.
All this was reported in the Land.nrw North Rhine-Westphalia portal.
TFB has earlier reported about other regions in Germany that allow
suppressors, for instance Bavaria.
Some other areas that allow suppressors are the states of Baden-Württemberg,
Berlin, Brandenburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, North
Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Pfanz, Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein.