While it has been legal to purchase a silencer or suppressor for a firearm in Washington State, it has been illegal to use them. That may change soon as a bill has passed the house and senate that allows for the use of a silencer if it is legally owned under the NFA.
While it is reported that the governor will probably not sign it, the bill is expected to become law by the failure to veto it within the allotted time under state law.
This will be good news for those who already own silencers in the State of Washington. We will update you once it becomes legal to use them. For more information on Title II firearms in the State of Washington contact a Gun Trust Lawyer®