You have to remember many other countries don't have the same views about suppressors as we do. They are seen as a polite way to not disturb anyone. In some countries you can buy a suppressor in a hardware store. I plan on getting several, but hate paying the $200 and doing all the paperwork. I don't have any desire to be a hitman. I just want to shoot in my backyard without the neighbors complaining.
As I go through life I keep coming to the same conclusion, people are generally stupid.