We are often asked are silencers legal in my state? While you can look at which NFA firearms are legal in each state by selecting it in the pull down menu on the right, we have put together this list to make it easy for you to know if they are legal in your state.
Silencers are legal in
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA (as of 3/31/16), ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, AND WY
Silencers are not legal in the following 10 States.
California, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa (prior to 3/31/16) , Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont.
While individuals may not possess suppressors in NY and HI Police officers may have them in certain circumstances
You cannot buy a silencer or bring a silencer to a state where they are illegal, but Silencers can be purchased by residents of states where they are legal. Often authorized users of Gun Trusts are located in different states and while a resident of California cannot purchase a silencer, a Co-Trustee who is a resident of a state where they are legal like Arizona or Nevada can purchase a silencer that is kept in a state where silencers are legal.
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