Suppressors as Form of Hearing Protection Validated by Spokane, WA

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Spokane Police officers patrol rifles will be outfitted with Gemtech suppressors to help protect hearing as  the city attempts to insulate itself against legal costs of worker’s compensation claims and potential lawsuits. Five officers in recent years have filed claims with the Washington Department of Labor and Industries for hearing loss as a result of gunfire.

Now that a municipality in a comparatively liberal state as rated by the Brady Campaign (crimadvisor link) has effectively validated that suppression is for hearing protection, what’s the argument against suppressors?

Police force equips all rifles with suppressors citing safety reasons

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