A New York State prosecution for illegal possession of a silencer falls apart because the item was a legal solvent trap.
Moran ordered “fuel filters” from an advertisement on Instagram. When the package arrived from China, it had two items that looked more like silencers to him than fuel filters.
The political ramifications of 80% silencers and the growing multitudes of legal gun or rifle silencer owners are reaching critical mass.
Silencers have become easier to make. The bureaucratic hurdles have been reduced. About 10-20% of legal silencers are homemade.