Re: Are silencers Legal?
Let me tell you how you actually get a suppressor since Iím going thru the process right now. First thing itís a class 2 license not a class 3. You first have to find out if suppressors are legal in your state. Remember state and federal have different stance on this. If it is legal in your state you call up the ATF and request a class 2 packet with an 1140 form to be sent to you. I know you conspiracy nuts are freaking out right now but it really isnít a big deal. Once you get your packet you fill it out, include a photo, and pay a onetime $200 tax fee. Now for the hard part, you have to go to your local Sheriff or Police Chief and explain to him that you will be constructing a suppressor or short barrel rifle (example; Glock with a stock). The local cops usually donít understand federal law and may not understand what is going on but be professional and explain what you are doing and why. Usually the will sign the form. You send it all in and in about 4 to 6 weeks you have your tax stamp. If you contact a suppressor manufacture, many times they will guide you thru the process.