An update on federal suppressor legislation

Here's what you need to know about the federal legislative efforts surrounding suppressors and their use in the United States.
An update on federal suppressor legislation

Suppressors — or as they are more commonly known, silencers — are regulated under the National Firearms Act of 1934. Like other NFA items, the purchaser of a suppressor faces a background investigation, a lengthy wait and a $200 stamp tax. Unfortunately, not everyone in the U.S. can own suppressors due to state-level prohibitions. Currently, suppressors are legal in 42 states.

For the past several years, enthusiasts have formed and used trusts to purchase NFA items. One...

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