Articles Posted in Tennessee – Gun Trust Lawyer

Thumbnail image for 50calsilencer.jpgWhile in some states, it is illegal to hunt with a Silencer, in the following states it is legal to hunt with a suppressor (often referred to as a “silencer”).

In states where hunting with suppressors have been legalized, we have seen substantial increases in the sales of suppressors and the wait times for approval from the ATF have also increased. Many states that have legalized suppressors still have CLEOs who refuse to sign for individuals to purchase them. An NFA Gun Trust or a more flexible Gun trust can not only avoid the CLEO signature requirement in most states, but can also provide many benefits to firearms owners and their families. To learn about the benefits, please fill out the contact us form at the top of this page and request information on what a gun trust is and how they may benefit you.

Remember these laws change frequently, so please verify this with your state prior to hunting with a suppressor.


After a year off, AAC is holding the Silencer Shoot again in Crawfordsville Arkansas (just outside Memphis).

Gun Trust Lawyer® is helping to sponsor the event and raise money for this years charity. While the silencer shoot is not silent, it is a far cry from the noise at Knob Creek. We will be giving away trusts and look forward to meeting many of our new clients. For more information on the event check out AAC’s Silencer Shoot 2011 event page.

Remember that even though you do not need a 5320.20 to travel with your silencer across state lines, we recommend getting approval to avoid the unnecessary detention of yourself or firearms while uninformed officers determine that you are rightfully and legally in possession of a silencer.

This weekend I was up in Tennessee for a 2A rally that was sponsored by Barrett firearms. Apparently Mayor Bloomberg has come to Tennessee to declare that acts that are legal in Tennessee and most states are illegal because they end making it easier for New Yorkers to get guns.

There were lots of TV reporters and state officials. I did find it odd, that none of the TV stations covered the 2A aspect and only focused on the New York issue.

While up there I got to see a 50 Cal silencer and took a picture of it next to a 22 silencer for perspective. You would not believe how big the 50 Cal silencer is. I would guess that it was 7-10 lbs.


Tennessee Firearms Association

writes legislation to help process Class III transfers

One issue that citizens of many states face is the fact that the BATF forms which are necessary to complete a transfer of ownership of a Class III or NFA weapon (or to make certain Class III weapons)

ostensibly that a local chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) sign the transfer forms.  In Tennessee, this is normally the sheriff of the individual’s county of residence except in Davidson County where it is the Chief of Police. 

Tennessee NFA Class 3 firearmsThere are several type of Class 3 items that are restricted by the National Firearms Act.

Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of class 3 firearms in addition to the compliance that is required with the national Firearms Act.

In Tennessee you can own the following items that are regulated the the National Firearms Act

Machine Guns Silencers Any Other Weapon (AOW)

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