Topic Congrats, gun lovers, you've done it again
05 May 2013 19:04
In theory, at least, you can get a silencer the same way you get a machine gun. Fill out a form 4, get one of the local police officials to sign it and mail it off to the ATF. When the FBI is through investigating you, if the ATF approves your having a silencer, you can get one. Texas is the only state where you can have it delivered to your house. In the other states you'll have to go through a dealer with a FFL.
AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY. allow private ownership of silencers.
What I wonder is why anybody needs a silencer if they don't plan to commit some kind of crime with it. You don't need a quiet weapon to defend your home or hunt deer.
Also, it takes just as long to get an ATF approval for a silencer as it does a machine gun, four to six months.
A machine gun has to have a receiver manufactured before 1986 to be legal to private citizens.
Weird, those states have a lot in common.... I can see how having a silencer is useful in more ways than just for crime but yeah, still not needed because the cons outweigh the pros. Funny how these extra hoops to jump through actually does make it harder to acquire something like a silencer. In California, I can get a hot gun really easily. A silencer? not so much.
And that's what I thought, Before 1986, so it's not like you can get any weapon anyway. And I doubt you can get a rocket launcher too... I mean I really doubt that. I feel stupid just typing it out.