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  • Gun Muffler (Silencer/Suppressor) Status Map of the United States

    06/20/2016 6:24:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Map at American Suppressor Association Many American gun owners and shooters do not know that it is legal to own and use silencers, suppressors, or perhaps the most descriptive term gun mufflers, in the United States.  There are only a handful of states that cling to the antiquated notion the suppressors should be banned because ... guns....  There is no logical or rational argument to be made for that position, but it persists. The states where suppressors are banned are the same tiny minority that persist with unreasonable and likely unconstitutional restrictions on the ownership and carry of firearms for...
  • SilencerCo Integrally Suppressed 9mm Prototype 3D Printed

    01/20/2016 10:42:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    SilencerCo Integrally Suppressed Prototype 9mm One of the first items that was attracting a significant amount of attention at the Shot Show Industry Day at the Range was this SilencerCo integrally suppressed 9mm.  They had brought out a similar prototype in September of 2015, but this was a new, improved, version.  It is not ready for sale, but I was told that they hope to have them on the market some time in 2016.  Of course, you will need a tax stamp from the ATF if you are not issued one in the military or as a peace officer...
  • Florida looks to Expand Legal Hunting with Gun Mufflers

    09/16/2014 4:46:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    While the United States leads the world in most ways, it has lagged in the adoption of mufflers for guns.   In most of Europe, mufflers on guns are not controversial.   In Finland, ownership, manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of gun mufflers is a constitutional right.   On most of the continent, gun mufflers are easier to acquire than firearms; their use is considered good manners. Not so in the United States.   Due to a weird quirk in firearms law passed during the Roosevelt administration, gun mufflers require a $200 dollar tax to be paid to the federal government.  Processing of...
  • A few comments on buying NFA items

    09/02/2014 7:31:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 9/1/2014 | Howard
    A couple of weekends ago I was at the range testing out my new Surefire 762 suppressor. I ended up doing more chatting than shooting as I answered a great deal of questions about obtaining NFA items (Silencers, Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns, Any Other Weapons(AOW), etc)
  • Sig Sauer Lawsuit Against ATF Muzzle Brake/Silencer Ruling has Merit

    04/18/2014 9:55:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from the ATF letter.  Sig Sauer never contended that the muzzle brake would not function as part of a gun muffler/silencer/suppressor Sig Sauer, Inc., the well respected firearms manufacturer, has filed suit against  B. Todd Jones as the Director of the ATF for ruling that the muzzle brake that they submitted for evaluation is "a part intended only for use in the assembly or fabrication of a silencer and therefore is a silencer..."  as defined in U.S. statutes.   The case document can be read here.  It is nine pages long, and makes a fascinating read. Sig Sauer Inc.,...
  • GA:Gun Reform Passes House 119-56

    02/21/2014 7:48:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, second amendment supporters struggled to push an omnibus gun reform bill in the Georgia legislature.  They struggled.  There were conflicts between groups that claimed similar aims.   The bill stalled and ran out of time in the Senate. This year, a very similar bill, HB 875, has sailed through the house committee and has passed the House by a more than two to one margin.    Here is a list of who voted for or against the bill.  It has been assigned to the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, the same committee it was assigned to last year.  The members of...
  • Legislators learn how silencers affect guns

    02/04/2014 4:42:07 PM PST · by aimhigh · 55 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 02/04/2014 | Jim Siegel
    Eesley, a salesman at Black Wing Shooting Center in Delaware, said he sells plenty of silencers, but he often has to first educate people about the reality. A silenced gun still makes quite a bang. More than 20 lawmakers or their aides gathered yesterday at Black Wing to learn a similar lesson and hear from an expert on how silencers, or suppressors, can affect the noise levels of hunting rifles. The event was organized by the Buckeye Firearms Association in an effort to gain support for House Bill 234, which would allow hunting with a suppressor. . . . ....
  • Something you don’t see every day(Suppressed Mini in 6.8)

    08/25/2013 9:02:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies ^ | 21 August, 2013 | NA
    Something that’s no the usual. Not an AR, Not 5.56 . . . something interesting:“Just got my Mini back from John at Great West Gunsmithing and wanted to show it off.  I know you all like to see your suppressors on unique hosts and I can’t find many people that have a SDN-6 on a Ruger Mini in 6.8 SPC.  Enjoy the pictures.I had the barrel cut to 14.5″ and the Blackout FH pinned on.  He also remounted the front sight, bedded the action, tuned the trigger, and installed a recoil buffer.  I’m pleased to say the least, and...
  • Ask Foghorn: Are Suppressors a Good Idea for Home Defense Guns?

    06/16/2013 5:25:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 15 June, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    Mike asks: Now that I am turning 40 and I have a toddler in the house I am rethinking my Home Defense strategies and tactics. One of my biggest thoughts (in terms of money and time investment) is filing the requisite paperwork and getting suppressors for my HD guns. What are your thoughts? Also, what happens to my suppressor in the case of a DGU? What else should I consider? In my opinion, if you live in a silencer-friendly state and you don’t have a can on your home defense gun, that should be your next purchase. Like, your very next purchase, even...
  • Wyoming Makes Hunting With Suppressors Legal

    02/21/2013 6:29:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    In some areas of the United States, legislators are hard at work devising new laws to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms. But, in other areas, the opposite is happening. Take for example Wyoming where lawmakers have made it legal to hunt with suppressors. Here is a short announcement from the American Silencer Association. WYOMING: HUNTING WITH SUPPRESSORS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW New Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2013 The American Silencer Association is pleased to announce that on February 18, Governor Matt Mead signed SF0132 into law, granting hunters in the state of...
  • Wyoming Senate Committee Approves Pro-Hunting Silencer Reform Bill

    01/24/2013 8:29:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 24 January, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( The Wyoming Senate Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee voted 4 to 1 in favor of a pro-hunting reform authored by Senator Ogden Driskill (R-1). Senate File 132 would repeal the state prohibition on hunting with sound suppressors (which are additionally regulated under federal law) while providing additional penalties for those who use them illegally. This bill is now eligible for a vote in the full Senate. A date for this Senate floor vote has not been scheduled at this time but please call and e-mail your state Senator urging him or her to vote in...
  • Why Sound Suppressors Matter

    12/12/2012 5:23:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 12 December, 2012 | John B. Snow
    At the latest count, 39 states allow civilians to own suppressors. If you live in one of these silencer-friendly states and haven’t purchased a suppressor, you need to put one on your Christmas list. The advantages of suppressors are numerous. They not only protect your hearing but make shooting with a group of people much safer and improve marksmanship by reducing flinching. I’ve been shooting at Gunsite this last week during the Shooting Slam and had a perfect object lesson demonstrating the value of suppressors the other day. We’ve been shooting the Rock River Arms LAR-15 ATH Carbine, which has...
  • Wyo. lawmakers consider silencers on hunting guns

    11/30/2012 4:50:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 29 November, 2012 | BEN NEARY
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers will decide in coming months whether to follow a growing national trend and allow the use of silencers on hunting guns.
  • This Might Be the First Legal Deer Ever Harvested with a Silencer in the State of Texas. Ever.

    11/05/2012 5:07:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 3 November, 2012 | Nick Leghorn
    Early this morning, just as the sun was coming up, I was sitting on a pair of buckets with Tyler Kee in his brand new deer blind when a beautiful love-struck buck wandered into our field following a doe that had run through a few seconds earlier. And as I lined up my scope for what would be the fourth headshot on wildlife in a row, the biggest thing that was running through my mind was “I might be about to make history…” The state of Texas has always made hunting with silencers illegal for game animals. Something about poaching...
  • In Oklahoma Hunting With Suppressors Legal Nov. 1 2012

    11/04/2012 6:42:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 November, 2012 | American Silencer Association
    WASHINGTON, D.C. --( On November 1 2012, a new law will go into effect granting hunters in the state of Oklahoma the right to use legally owned suppressors while hunting all game animals. With the help of ASA lobbyists, Senate Bill 1743 was signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin on May 25. The passage of the new law made Oklahoma the third state in 2012 to legalize suppressor use while hunting. Earlier in 2012, similar measures were also passed in Texas and Arizona. Contrary to popular belief, suppressors, also referred to as silencers, do not render gunshots inaudible. However,...
  • (ssshhhh…silencers)

    09/26/2012 9:08:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 25 September, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    I recently had the pleasure of touring the Utah facility where Silencerco and SWR sound suppressors for firearms are manufactured. I toured my first arms plant in the late 1960s and many since, and I’ve never seen a manufacturing facility cleaner or more modern than this one. Their approach to their product is just as clean and modern. They want to make silencers more readily available to law-abiding citizens. I for one have no problem with that at all. Before Silencerco absorbed SWR, those companies joined two other firms to create the American Silencer Association. Most of the general public,...
  • Advanced Armament Corp. Announces Handi-Rifle Chambered in 300 AAC Blackout

    09/17/2012 5:39:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 September, 2012 | AAC
    Lawrenceville, GA --( Advanced Armament Corp., LLC (“AAC”) is proud to announce an economical option for 300 AAC BLK enthusiasts – The AAC Handi-Rifle chambered in 300 AAC BLK. For many years, the Handi-Rifle has been the single-shot choice for of the accomplished and self-assured hunter that takes pride in their marksmanship. The AAC Handi-Rifle honors that choice with an impeccable blend of simplicity, reliability and accuracy. The ACC Handi-Rifle features a phosphate finish on a lightweight-profile 1:7-inch twist, 16-inch barrel. The barrel comes threaded in 5/8”×24 TPI with a thread protector and is ready to accept any variety of...
  • Texas – Hunting With Suppressors Legal Sept. 1 2012

    08/31/2012 4:15:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 August, 2012 | ASA
    Washington, DC –-( On September 1, 2012, a new regulation allowing hunters in the state of Texas to use suppressors while pursuing game animals will go into effect. With the passage of the new rule by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPWD) on March 30, Texas became the second state in 2012 to legalize suppressor use while hunting. In 2012, similar measures were also passed legislatively in Arizona and Oklahoma. “These devices are already legal for hunting exotic animals, including feral hogs, and there is no resource- or enforcement-related reason to prohibit these devices for hunting alligators, game animals...
  • Arizona and Minnesota Pro-Suppressor Laws Take Effect Today

    08/01/2012 7:51:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 August, 2012 | ASA
    Washington, DC -( Today, two state level pro-suppressor laws go into effect in Arizona and Minnesota. Signed into law on March 29 by Governor Jan Brewer, House Bill 2728 grants hunters in Arizona the right to use legally owned suppressors while hunting game animals. With the passage of the law, Arizona became the second state in 2012 to legalize suppressor use while hunting. Similar measures were also passed in Texas and Oklahoma. On April 18, Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota signed HF 1816 into law, allowing Federal Firearms Licensees with a Special Occupational Tax in Minnesota to possess suppressors to...
  • ATF May Ditch Local Law Enforcement Suppressor Sign-Off

    07/11/2012 10:13:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10 July, 2012 | Nick Leghorn
    Anyone who has known me for more than five minutes knows my displeasure at the current state of affairs at the ATF, and specifically the wait times for NFA (National Firearms Act) paperwork to be processed. Seven months for a single form to be processed is honestly too much, and the American Silencer Association agrees. They met with the ATF NFA branch and members of congress recently to discuss the current issues and try to speed up the process, and hearing them talk about what’s going on behind the scenes (as well as seeing the STACKS of NFA forms in...
  • Teddy Roosevelt's Suppressed 1894 Winchester

    05/20/2012 5:58:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 18 May, 2012 | Max Slowik
    A new exhibit is coming to the National Firearms Museum this June, the Theodore Roosevelt Collection. Teddy Roosevelt is famous for his love of shooting, hunting, and battle. He was an avid gun user and collector, and a great fan of Winchester lever-action rifles, and one of his most-used and prized Winchesters will be a part of it. That Rifle is a Model 1894 likely chambered in .30-30, which he often called his "Little .30." Roosevelt instantly became a fan of the cartridge when it was first introduced. He was such a fan of their rifles that he tried every...
  • Demand high after Texas legalizes silencers for hunting

    05/16/2012 5:19:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 15 May, 2012 | NA
    Longview, TX — Hunters can put their ear muffs and plugs away — if they’re patient and can afford to buy a silencer. Gun suppressors were legalized in late March, for hunting game animals, game birds and alligators. The law goes into effect Sept. 1, with the opening of dove season. “Suppressors are already legal for hunting exotic animals, including feral hogs,” said Scott Vaca, assistant chief of wildlife enforcement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Vaca helped develop the proposal for the regulation change. Although the change opens the use of suppressors to a wider variety of animals,...
  • Arizona Legislature Sends Pro-Hunting Bill to Gov. Jan Brewer

    03/28/2012 7:13:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 27 March, 2012 | NRA
    The Arizona Senate passed an important pro-hunting bill this afternoon by a 20 to 9 vote. House Bill 2728, which would allow hunters in Arizona to use lawfully-possessed suppressors (also referred to as silencers) on firearms for hunting, passed in the state House on February 28 by a 42 to 14 vote. HB 2728 now goes to Governor Jan Brewer for her approval. Enactment of HB 2728, introduced by state Representative David Gowan (R-30), would provide hunters the option to use legally-owned sound suppressors while hunting game. Currently, more than half of the states across the country allow hunters to...
  • Texas P&W Commission Opens Public Comment Period for Allowing Suppressor Use While Hunting

    03/26/2012 7:30:21 PM PDT · by mnehring · 7 replies · 8+ views
    Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Opens Public Comment Period for Allowing Suppressor Use While Hunting The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPWC) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change allowing the use of suppressors (also referred to as silencers) on firearms for the hunting of game species. Currently, Texas law permits the use of lawfully-possessed suppressors for all other shooting activities, including the taking of nuisance species. Enactment of this rule change would ensure that hunting is treated the same way as other shooting activities with respect to the use of suppressors, and allow all hunters to reap...
  • Will Texas Allow You To Hunt With A Suppressor?

    03/14/2012 4:40:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 13 March, 2012 | Roger Mares
    ABILENE, Texas -- Big game hunting season doesn't start for a while but a potential change to the rules could have an effect on how you could hunt in Texas in the future. Later this month, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold a public hearing about suppressors, or silencers, as they're commonly known. The hearing could determine whether the state will allow hunting game with them. For most hunters and gun fans, suppressors are a good thing. "Once you touch one off through the silencer, it's a much more pleasant experience," said Josh Hill, of Abilene Indoor Gun...
  • NFA Wait Times Explode, No Relief in Sight(suppressors)

    03/02/2012 9:10:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 1 March, 2012 | Nick Leghorn
    I’ve been waiting for my NFA paperwork for my silencer since October. When I submitted the paperwork, everyone I talked to said the ATF would take 60 days to process my stuff and then I’d be the proud new owner of a tax stamp. I’m still waiting. And getting slightly annoyed. So I emailed Erich, the guy in charge of, and asked him to give me a dump of his database to figure some stuff out. He complied, and then I almost lost my mind. First things first, a quick note on how NFA paperwork works and the methodology...
  • Indiana Lawmakers Take Up NRA Hunting Bill

    02/20/2012 5:12:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 17 February, 2012 | NRA
    After passing in the Indiana Senate with overwhelming bi-partisan support, NRA-backed Senate Bill 243 now awaits it’s hearing in the House Public Policy Committee. A hearing could be set as early as Wednesday, February 22. SB 243 would allow Hoosiers to use lawfully-possessed suppressors (also referred to as silencers) on firearms for hunting. Currently, Indiana law permits use of suppressors for all shooting activities except for the taking of game. Enactment of SB 243 would ensure that hunting is treated the same way as other shooting activities with respect to the use of suppressors, and allow hunters to reap the...
  • Silencers in Finland(Completely legal)

    09/11/2011 6:27:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1995 | Panu Wilska
    Just for comparison for the subject here are some facts how silencers are treated in Finland. Silencers are not considered to be "parts of a firearm", that means that anyone can build one, own one and buy or sell one without any restrictions. Just as grips or scopes. There are no special taxes on silencers, of course for everything you buy the 22% VAT is included. Silencers have been found useful in preventing noise-pollution of shooting ranges that are near urban areas. Several studies have been made on subject should silencers be obligatory. One study made by State Department of...
  • URGENT – Suppressor bill, HB 174(MT)

    04/28/2011 9:01:08 PM PDT · by marktwain
    MSSA ^ | 28 April, 2011 | Gary Marbut
    MSSA’s bill to repeal the archaic firearm suppressor law criminalizing possession of a suppressor in the “field or forest,” HB 174, was sprung from the Senate Judiciary Committee today on a “blast” motion, a motion to override an adverse committee report. Senator Chas Vincent made and defended the motion (thanks Chas!!) All Democrats voted against the motion except for Senator Blewett (for), and all Republicans voted for the motion except for Senators Moore, Ripley and Tutvedt (they were against). The final vote was 26-24 – a squeaker. HB 174 will be up for Second Reading maybe this afternoon (Wednesday) at...
  • FOLLOW-UP: Suppressor use not legal until late July (WA)

    04/14/2011 6:28:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 4+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 April, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Although Gov. Christine Gregoire yesterday signed legislation that legalizes the use of firearm sound suppressors in Washington State, the law does not actually take effect until 90 days after the end of the current legislative session. That means the first legal opportunity one will have to actually shoot a gun with a mounted suppressor – they are called “cans” by fans of the devices – is probably July 23. That’s 90 calendar days after the Legislature is due to adjourn, on April 24. However, that ought to be just about the right timing for someone interested in getting one of...
  • WUNDERLICH: Sound suppressors sound good(MI)

    04/11/2011 6:19:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 10 April, 2011 | Glen Wunderlich
    Noise pollution. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! When it comes to firearms, it comes with the territory. Why anyone does not have the ability in Michigan to suppress the ear-damaging noise of guns is beyond me. But, if you attach a sound suppressor to your firearm in this state, you’d be guilty of a felony, unless you have a Title II firearms license for machine guns, sound suppressors and destructive devices. Recently, Washington state has allowed its citizens the option of using sound suppressors on firearms and, believe it or not, even the state sheriffs and police chiefs...
  • A proposed gun law for WA that makes sense

    01/06/2011 3:44:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 January, 2011 | Dave Workman
    A proposed amendment to an existing state statute that could have a significant impact on outdoor shooting ranges now suffering from human encroachment, and indoor ranges located in urban and suburban settings is being sponsored by State Rep. Brian Blake and several other lawmakers from both sides of the aisle (a signal that state lawmakers understand their sole authority over gun laws and are not about to let that be eroded, as we discussed here last week and here yesterday). When the Legislature convenes next week, expect HB 1016 to raise a few eyebrows among gun prohibitionists, who may start...
  • HR 1604: Washington State considers legalizing firearm suppressors. Write your reps!

    02/14/2009 7:28:19 PM PST · by I can has Low Taxes? · 29 replies · 2,402+ views
    AN ACT Relating to firearm noise suppressors; and amending RCW 9.41.250. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON: (1) Every person who: ... Uses any contrivance or device for suppressing the noise of any firearm unless the suppressor is legally registered and possessed in accordance with federal law (bolded is proposed modification to law) is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.
  • SureFire Files False Advertising Lawsuit Against Advanced Armament Corp

    Santa Ana, CA – SureFire, LLC manufactures gun silencers (suppressors) and other related products for use with firearms. SureFire filed a Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1125(a), false advertising claim at the Central District of California (Santa Ana Division) against Advanced Armament Corp. (“AAC”). The lawsuit arises out of a comparative advertisement by AAC which features cutaway views of two side-by-side silencers. The advertisements have allegedly been published in magazines such as Combat Hanguns, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, and Tactical Weapons. The complaint alleges that although the pictured product is identified as a “Competitor Brand Silencer,” it is immediately...