Under a just passed law, Illinois SWAT units can now attach silencers to their weapons. The silencer is designed to give police special operations teams the advantage if they find themselves in a firefight .
The sponsor of the measure, state senator Dave Koehler says if police have to enter a room and fire their weapons the silencer allows them to concentrate on their target.
“Hearing loss of up to 15 seconds can make a big difference between whether hostages are killed or not.”
Source: CBS St. Louis