Thanks to the lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association, the Kansas Legislature has now approved a bill that would allow the use of silencers for hunting, fishing and fur harvesting. Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign the bill with no loud outcries from the air, nor from the field and stream. So now we can kill all them critters quietly. And maybe also that hawkish neighbor across the street who drinks like a fish and behaves like an ass.