Good afternoon folks. Had an interesting question posed to me today and I had no answer for it whatsoever.
Is it legal to keep a suppressor, and only the suppressor, in Washington DC? No firearm, no ammo, nothing else - just the suppressor, assuming all relevant stamps and paperwork were kept with it/on person in compliance with NFA guidelines.
I can't find anything saying it would be illegal, but I do know threaded barrels are illegal in DC. All the laws on the DC books seem to be very specific about firearms and features of firearms, but not something like a suppressor which is regulated but not a firearm. Anyone have any thoughts?
IB4 "blah blah blah tell the person to move out of DC." Just answer the question
Typing from ATF Publication 5300.5, Revised 2010 (Ordered the latest edition, not received just yet.)
22-4514. Possession of certain dangerous weapons prohibited; exceptions
(a) No person shall within the District of Colombia posses any machine gun, sawed-off shotgun......(deleted).....,nor any instrument, attachment, or appliance for causing the firing of any firearm to be silent or intended to lesson or muffle the noise of the firing of any firearms;
(exceptions being Military, Police and such other Immortals)