The 8 that don’t are California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachussets, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
Legal for civilians
Legal For Hunting
Owning a silencer doesn’t have to be difficult, as long as you qualify for the following:
— Reside in a state that currently allows civilian ownership(?)
— Be a resident of the United States
— Be legally eligible to purchase a firearm
— Pass a BATFE background check
— Be at least 21 years of age to purchase from a dealer
— Be at least 18 years of age to purchase from another citizen
Silencers are regulated by federal law and on a state-by-state basis. Individuals, corporations, and trusts can legally purchase and possess silencers in most states (see map above), while FFL dealers, manufacturers, peace officers, or members of law enforcement agencies or other government agencies may own in additional states
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Silencers make every aspect of the shooting experience more enjoyable
Silencers reduce sound levels by 30 dB on average; equivalent to standard hearing protection
Silencers reduce recoil by up to 50%, allowing you to get back on target more efficiently.
By not needing hearing protection, a shooter can more easily have conversations and maintain situational awareness
Silencers reduce recoil by up to 50%. This makes them easier to introduce to a new shooter.
With recoil and sound reduction, shooters can vstay more focused and follow up shots quickly and accurately.
Hiram P. Maxim invented the silencer in the early 1900’s. His iconic product sold in hardware stores for $3.23, with no tax stamp. While Maxim himself called the product a silencer, it did not silence the firearm, only suppressed the sound to safer levels.
During the Great Depression, it was feared silencers would be used for poaching, and the NFA (National Firearms Act) was passed, giving silencers the well-known $200 tax stamp (at the time, equivalent to $3,000 by today’s standards).
The $200 tax stamp remains today.
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