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Posted: 10/13/2002 9:34:52 PM EDT
I'm just wondering because I live in CA and it's a big no-no to own one for personal use and/or possession.

I thought I heard once that some states do allow citizens to own a silencer for guns but I don't know if that's rumor or fact.

If so, what are the restrictions???? If you know, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 10/13/2002 9:38:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2002 9:44:45 PM EDT
Only in the states that are communist (CA, etc.) are they illegal.
Link Posted: 10/13/2002 10:28:18 PM EDT
I’m waiting on four form fours right now for suppressors for my G21,Walther P22 and For an a SBR suppressed Marlin Camp 45 with folding stock.

Link Posted: 10/13/2002 10:33:23 PM EDT
Florida is also a Class III friendly state. If I could scrape together the cash, I'd buy a suppressed Ruger 10-22 just to have that bull-barrel look.

Yes, it takes ATF paperwork and hoop jumping, but as it's said, only the PRK (people's republik of Kalifornia) and similar police states downright outlaw such taxed equipment.

Link Posted: 10/14/2002 6:30:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 2:04:06 PM EDT
OK in Arkansas.
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 4:02:31 PM EDT
They're OK in CT and 34 other states, as far as I know there are no restrictions once legally obtained.
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 4:09:21 PM EDT
most states except for cali,new york and wash dc,you can own one.the hard part is the batf paper work and $
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 4:44:19 PM EDT
Depends on the State. We can Hunt with them here in Wisconsin.
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 4:52:44 PM EDT
Pennsylvania is class 3 friendly, full auto, aow, silencers, easy ccw, etc.

Vermont is friendly to everything EXCEPT their one ban is no silencers for civilians, period.
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 5:11:05 PM EDT
What!? of all states.. VT it is not allowed?
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 5:12:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 6:07:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By THISISME:
I’m waiting on four form fours right now for suppressors for my G21,Walther P22 and For an a SBR suppressed Marlin Camp 45 with folding stock.


A little off topic, but where did you find a folding stock for the Marlin? Choate has the black plastic stocks, but I didn't see a folder.
Link Posted: 10/17/2002 8:33:56 PM EDT
You can own a silencer in Washington State but you can't install it on a firearm or use it.
Lame-assed law.
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 8:09:55 AM EDT
Suppressors have a very real utility in preserving the hearing of the shooter. The better ones do not take wipes and are more technologically advanced than the traditional "silencers" you read about in old detective novels.

They're also good for pest control in rural areas.

When you actually USE a firearm for utility purposes, it helps to have a suppressor because you usually don't have time to put on earmuffs or other hearing protection. And hearing damage is cumulative. I should know. I have partial hearing damage due to repeated exposure to gunfire.

I'm so glad I live in Florida.

Link Posted: 10/18/2002 8:20:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hk45USP:

If so, what are the restrictions???? If you know, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Aside from the various state restrictions, there's one that applies to all states... you can't put a silencer on a post-ban AW; even if the state allows posession of both.
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 9:01:18 AM EDT
HAhahahaha... you poor CA buggers.

Link Posted: 10/18/2002 9:18:08 AM EDT
Ok, here is another question...can non-res.of a state that sells silencer's buy one out of his home state even if his home state allows sell/possession of silencers?
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 11:44:20 AM EDT
Dave, everytime I see those pics I get the feeling al mushy all over.
Uzi-AWC MK-9

10/22 with my free MOUT

7.5" & XXX
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 3:04:43 PM EDT
My favorite Sledgehammer line was about this when he was at the Pistol Range.

Boss: You cant use a Silencer here......

Sledge: Its not a silencer its a Loudner....
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 3:15:19 PM EDT
gijohnny223- on what page of the synopsis does it say that you can hunt with them? just curious because i have never heard that before.
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 3:51:07 PM EDT
Well since I live in such a NFA friendly state(NOT)(I guess I should be happy we can still have Hi-Caps). I just take a trip right over the boarder in to PA and rent F/A and suppessed weapons. The only problem is getting me to leave the place and the huge ass smile on my face.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 6:32:10 PM EDT
Yep here in OK you can buy a threaded barrel and silencer for your Beretta or pt-92 for around 800.00, then because of the 1922 or so act will cost you another 250.00 Fed Tax!

Then you are good to go,got the quietest nine on the block!

Course a twenty two rifle with a CB bullet is just as quiet,and WWWHHAYY cheaper!

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