WHERE ARE SILENCERS / SUPPRESSORS LEGAL?
WHERE ARE THEY LEGAL?
IS IT LEGAL FOR YOU TO OWN A SILENCER IN YOUR STATE?
NFA Laws are regulated by the ATF. The first step in buying a silencer is determining if suppressor ownership is legal in your state of residence.
- Currently, the following 42 states allow private ownership of suppressors:AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.Note: Even if you live in one of the states listed, you should still verify that owning a suppressor is legal in your area.
- Of the remaining states; CA and IA may allow silencer ownership for people in possession of a valid FFL.
Last Updated: 30 APR 2017
HOW YOU CAN PURCHASE A SUPPRESSOR LEGALLY - NFA LAWS?
FOLLOW THIS GUIDE (GAME PLAN) AND YOU WILL BE ON THE WAY TO OWNING YOUR FIRST SILENCER / SUPPRESSOR LEGALLY BY KNOWING NFA LAWS.
- Make sure your state allows you to own a suppressor.
- Choose which suppressor you would like to purchase.
- Decide on how you would like to register the suppressor:
- Firearm Trust (Most Popular)
- LLC / CORP
- Your Person
For more information visit: SILENCERSHOP.COM – HOW TO BUY A SILENCER
A BRIEF HISTORY?
- Suppressors were regularly used by agents of the United States Office of Strategic Services, who favored the newly designed High Standard HDM .22 Long Rifle pistol duringWorld War II. OSS Director William Joseph “Wild Bill” Donovan demonstrated the pistol for President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House. According to OSS research chief Stanley Lovell, Donovan (an old and trusted friend of the President) was waved into the Oval Office, where Roosevelt was dictating a letter. While Roosevelt finished his message, Donovan turned his back and fired ten shots into a sandbag he had brought with him, announced what he had done and handed the smoking gun to the astonished president.
- The British SOE (Special Operations Executive) Welrod pistol with an integral suppressor was also used by the American OSS on clandestine operations in Nazi occupied Europe during the Second World War.
- Both the United States Department of Justice and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive) refer to suppressors as “silencers”. Additionally, Hiram Percy Maxim (the original inventor of the device) marketed them as “Maxim Silencers”.