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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.

Alabama (as of 5/3/14)
Alaska Arizona Arkansas Colorado, Georgia (as of 7/1/2014)
Idaho, Kansas Kentucky, Maryland Mississippi, Missouri Nebraska Nevada New Mexico North Carolina as of 10/1/2013 North Dakota, Oregon Oklahoma as of 11/1/2012 Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota Tennessee, Texas Utah Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming (as of 7/1/2013)

Additional states where it is now legal to hunt (or will soon be legal) to hunt with a suppressor.

Montana

Ohio

Florida

Louisiana

Alabama

Minnesota  (9/1/15)

Many states restricted the use of suppressors in regards to anti poaching regulations. Some other states like Montana allow the use of Silencers for Varmint but not hunting. If you know of other states where it is legal to hunt with a silencer please let us know.

Disclaimer: This document represents a collection of published law and research on the topic of hunting with suppressors and regulations about the same. It should not be viewed as legal advice as these laws change frequently and the document you are looking at may not be up to date or an accurate representation of the laws at the time you read it. You should check with your Gun Trust Lawyer prior to hunting in any state with a suppressor as there may be other requirement and permits necessary to hunt with a suppressor in a state.

Updated 5/7/14

While the Bill would legalize hunting with silencers, the bill also includes stiffer penalties for poaching while using a silencer. Most legislation regarding silencers has been based on anti-poaching concepts. The NRA and the American Silencer Association have done a good job at helping to pass similar bills in other states over the past few years. Anyone who has used a silencer knows that a suppressor is a better name and that unlike they are shown in the movies, a suppressor does not make a firearm silent.

The modern trend is to make silencers legal to use while hunting.

wyoming-gun-trust-lawyer.jpgWe now have a relationship with a Wyoming NFA Gun Trust Lawyer® who can provide NFA Trusts for Wyoming residents. If you live in Cheyenne, Laramie, Sheridan, Casper, Rawlins, Buffalo, Gillette, Evanston, Riverton, Cody, Jackson Hole or anywhere in Wyoming, contact a Gun Trust Lawyer® to find out more about a Wyoming Gun Trust.

The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office recently completed examination of the other 49 states statutes for the purpose of honoring concealed firearms permits issued by another state, or reciprocity. Pursuant to Wyo. Stat.
Ann. § 6-8-401(a)(iii), Wyoming will recognize a permit from another state that “has laws similar to the provisions of this section, as determined by the attorney general . . ..”

The Wyoming Attorney General has determined that with the exception of 8 states,
presently all the others concealed firearm permit statutes are not sufficiently similar to Wyoming’s. Specifically, Wyo. Stat. Ann. §
6-8-104(b)(v) prohibits issuance of a permit to any person who has been convicted of a controlled substance violation, felony or misdemeanor in any jurisdiction. Most other states’ analogous statutes do not.

The Wyoming Attorney General holds that if a misdemeanor drug conviction disqualifies a Wyoming resident, is also needs to disqualify an out-of-state permit holder. Due to the difference in how each state handles controlled substance convictions, Wyoming is also limited in our ability to maintain reciprocity with states we may have previously.

Accordingly,
as of March 1, 2009, Wyoming can only honor concealed firearm permits issued by the following states: Connecticut, Ohio, Georgia, Oklahoma,
Maryland, Oregon, Massachusetts and Utah.

Update May 2010
Permit Honored:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming

Permit Not Honored:
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, District of Columbia

Note Colorado, Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire & South Carolina require that your Wyoming permit be issued to a resident or they will not honor it.

Wyoming NFA Class 3 firearms
There 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 Wyoming you can own the following items that are regulated the the National Firearms Act

Machine Guns Silencers Any Other Weapon (AOW)
Destructive Devices (DD)
Short Barreled Shotguns (SBS)
Short Barreled Rifles (SBR)

In Wyoming you cannot own the following NFA restricted items.

None

Follow this link to find out more about Wyoming and NFA restrictions on Class 3 Firearms

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