COLUMBUS — With only one member voting against it, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee overwhelmingly approved Tuesday and sent on to the full House of Representatives a bill to allow the use of silencers on hunting weapons.

Margaret Ann Ruhl joined the majority in voting for the bill in committee.

She said there was testimony from hunters who said their hearing had been damaged and this would help some other hunters avoid that.

She also went to a demonstration of the suppressers and that there is still noise, just less.

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