The bill does not change federal laws regulating the ownership or transfer of silencers, which are legal in Georgia; it simply allows hunters to use them while hunting. It also doesn’t change the fact that “silenced” gunfire is still VERY FREAKING LOUD, no matter what you’ve seen on TV or at the movies.
From the AJC:
Sen. John Bulloch, R-Ochlocknee, said he sponsored Senate Bill 301 to help landowners deal with an overpopulation of feral hogs. The silencers, he said, would help them get off more than one round. Bulloch also said it may help reduce the number of calls to law enforcement by residents who report hearing gun shots from hunters.