Suppressors are legal in 42 states and illegal in 8 states. The remaining state has no laws on the books either way. You can check the status of suppressor ownership in your state here.
Suppressors are illegal in 8 states – California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The remaining state has no laws on the books either way. You can check the status of suppressor ownership in your state here.
A suppressor, also known as a silencer, is a device attached to or integral to the barrel of a firearm that reduces the amount of noise and flash generated by firing the weapon. Suppressors are legal in 42 states. A person must have a valid firearms owner’s identification card (FOID) and be at least 18 years old to possess a suppressor in Illinois. In California, a person must have a Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC) and be at least 21 years old to possess a suppressor.
To purchase a suppressor, you will need to go through a licensed firearms dealer. The dealer will need to conduct a background check on you through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). You will also need to fill out a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Form 4. This form requires you to submit fingerprints and have passport-style photographs taken. You will also need to pay a $200 tax. Once the ATF approves your Form 4, you will be able to pick up your suppressor from the dealer.
It depends on the state. There is no federal law regulating gun suppressors, but each state has its laws.
To find out if gun suppressors are legal in your state, you can visit the NRA-ILA website and click on your state. This will take you to a page with information about firearms law in your state, including links to the specific statutes that govern firearms and suppressors.
If you’re unsure about whether or not a particular type of firearm or accessory is legal in your state, it’s always best to consult an attorney who specializes in firearms law.
It depends on the state.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to determining whether gun suppressors are legal in your state:
- Visit the National Rifle Association’s website.
- Type “gun suppressors” into the search bar and press enter.
- Click on the link for your state.
- Scroll down to “State Laws” and click on the link for your state’s laws governing firearms and weapons.
- Scroll down to “Sections Relating to Suppressors” or “Definitions” and read carefully to determine if owning a gun suppressor is legal in your state.
If you are still unsure, contact your state’s attorney general’s office or a local gun shop for more information.