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I thought silencers were legal in 36 states?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by LAR-15, Mar 13, 2006.

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  1. LAR-15

    LAR-15 Member

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    From a Brady Campaign 'fact' sheet:

    A threaded barrel designed to attach a silencer, which is useful to assassins but clearly has no purpose for sportsmen. Silencers are illegal so there is no legitimate purpose for making it possible to put a silencer on a weapon.
     
  2. El Tejon

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    The Brady Bunch lie? I am shocked.:D
     
  3. SIOP

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    I don't know about all states, but typical wording is something to the effect that they are illegal unless licensed by the federal government or something similar.

    So technically the Brady's might be right.
     
  4. cmidkiff

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    If you're getting your gun ownership facts from the Brady Campagn, you've got a minor problem... THEY LIE

    Silencers are indeed illegal for us citizens in my state (MO), but that doesn't render threaded barels useless, compensators, flash reducers, heck, it's my gun, if I want to screw something on the end of it, that's my business, right?
     
  5. waterhouse

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    SIOP might have nailed this one. I don't have it in front of me, but Texas lists them as prohibited weapons, and then states in a subsection that "it is a defense to prosecution" if you register it with the feds as NFA.

    Or the Bradys are lying again.

    Either way, I'll continue to enjoy my suppressed .45 (I've managed to avoid assassinating anyone so far.)
     
  6. Molon Labe

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    My FAL, which has a threaded barrel, does not have a "sporting purpose." And I'm not going to give it one.
     
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    BTW, only 13 states (I think) prohibit the ownership of suppressors...so it's 37. :)
     
  8. Zak Smith

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    Hunting deer with a suppressor is legal in Wisconsin.
     
  9. tellner

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    I remember an advisory from the Swedish Ministry of Health some years back about silencers. Shooters were strongly urged to use them on the range because of the harmful effects that unsuppressed firearms have on hearing. Seems reasonable to me.
     
  10. nomadboi

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    Not to mention that you can get compensators that attatch to threaded barrels (can't get much more 'sporting' than IPSC), or restrictors (for film use with blanks)...
     
  11. Sheldon J

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    Just made legal in Mi

    along with full auto.:D Now I can shoot and not pi$$ of the neighbors at diner time:evil:
     
  12. shooting time

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    Silencers are legal here in Ga.So are Full Auto guns as long as you have the 200.00 tax stamp
     
  13. JesseJames

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    I was told that "silencer" was a misnomer. The more proper term is "sound suppressor".
    I think we can all blame Hollywood once again for that one.
     
  14. VirgilCaine

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    An admirable example of socialist concern for public health.
     
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    Three of my suppressors don't require a threaded barrel.
    So there.



    Many guns are not designed or built for sporting purposes. Many people don't buy guns for sporting purposes. They buy them for personal defense: this isn't a sporting purpose.
    Why don't we quit debating with these people ?
    Ok, so it doesn't have a sporting purpose ? So what ? It doesn't have to. And, I don't care whether you like it or not.
     
  16. boofus

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    If those crackhead liberals would bring their riots and NO JUSTICE NO PEACE chants to my neighborhood my MG and silencer would have a sporting purpose. :evil:

    Do you think a taxidermist would mount ACLU cards?
     
  17. The Viking

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    Swedish eh? :scrutiny: You sure? Not mixing us up with the finns are you? Its a PITA to get a suppressor here. Requires a license, and you won't get one until after you've suffered hearing damage. The finns are more sensible (as always). Free for anyone to buy, and people are encouraged to use them. Be a good neighbour and such. I'm considering a relocation. Gotta learn finnish first though.
     
  18. El Tejon

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    Yeah, perhaps you mean Swiss?:confused:
     
  19. benEzra

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    You missed the most obvious lie of all:

    Threaded barrels on rifles are almost always made for attaching muzzle brakes or flash suppressors, NOT SOUND SUPPRESSORS. Do any "sporting" rifles have muzzle brakes? Yesssss....
     
  20. The Viking

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    Also possible :D. Someone on this board has a Swede K31 :D :D
    Though I recall reading somewhere about finns being adviced to use silencers. Sensible people, them finns.
     
  21. tellner

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    The news story was some time. I could have sworn it was Sweden, but you may be right about Finland. It wouldn't be the first time I've been mistaken.

    In any case, it's a good idea. Regular time on the range has measurably bad effects on your hearing even with two layers of protection,
     
  22. Riktoven

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    Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone have a link to a source discussing suppressors being made legal in MI?


    I may finally get to 007 my P99.
     
  23. Herself

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    ...The problem with Finland is that the language is quite difficult. Some famous Finns have been unable to speak it well!

    But I have always had the impression Finns were good folks, with perhaps a bit more common sense than is common these days.

    --Herself
     
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    Unarmed, no fair making fun of American ignorance!:D
     
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    Is defending my family and home a sport? :evil:

    -Colin
     
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