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Gun silencers quietly making noise in election year

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A lot of local attention is going toward the record-breaking NRA convention in Louisville, where 80,000 people are set to attend the event over the next couple of days. 

About 30 minutes away from the NRA convention, a much smaller group got together on Thursday. We listened up when the American Suppressor Association gave us an open invite to the Knob Creek Gun Range. 

Some call them silencers, some call them suppressors. The name isn't important, but the perception of the product is. 

And the reality is Kentucky and Indiana are two of 42 states that have taken a firm stance on silencers, as they are legal to own in both states. But in the scope of things, the future isn't so steady for this accessory. 

"It is a 100 percent polarizing issue. You are either for guns or you're against guns," said Joshua Walderon, the CEO of SilencerCo.  

With some states still holding out on the silencer, many eyes on Capitol Hill have this product caught in the cross-hairs.

Those in charge of the American Suppressor Association are eyeing the presidential candidate who will take charge.

It might seem like a loaded question, do they want Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? What they really want is to hear from each side before they fire off an endorsement. 

"To know that a candidate has our back is gonna make pulling that lever at lot easier," said Knox Williams with the American Suppressor Association.  

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