Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Guz200sx, Dec 13, 2003.
I heard this once...Don't know if its true or not though
No, it varies by state. If they are legal in your state you have to get a tax stamp to posess one
Here is how it is set up in Utah, and I think most other states. A silencer is classified as a class 3 firearm accessory. In order to obtain anything that is class 3 you must first be licensed to own it, this means more back ground checks, and a fee of, i beleive, around $150 - $200. Once you get this license, you can order you silencer, now the silencer will run about $1000 (don't quote me on that, just a guess). On top of that thousand you must pay a class 3 tax, of $200, per item. So, it's the cost of licensing, just once, then a $200 tax on top of the cost of any class 3 item, after that.
where can i go to find out if its illegal to have?? I'm in Virginia
Had to quote you on it.
FWIW, I have never seen a suppressor that cost over $800, but that's just me. Average price is $200-$400 for a rimfire suppressor and $500-$800 for centerfire cartidges.
Other than that, for the gist of it, you were pretty correct...
It is legal for you. Find the product you want, get the sheriff to sign your form 4, pay your $200, send the fingerprint cards and passport photos, wait 90-120 days, then pick your item.
Also, most dealers charge between $50-$150 just to do a transfer, so you have to account for that cost as well.
Okay, it was just a guess. I had always thought they were more than that. maybe I can afford one in the future.
But before getting one, make sure your handgun can accomodate it. Check on getting a threaded barrel. I'm not sure if the barrel is classified at a class 3 or what, but you'll need that also to get silencer.
If you are a class 3 dealer, you dont need to pay a tax for every NFA item you recieve, but if you are not a class 3 dealer and NFA items are legal in your state, you will be paying exactly $200 for every NFA item you recieve.
I see what you are saying, i should have been more specific in that i was refering to the costs the purchaser would pay. Since the kid is asking if he can get one, not if he can become an arms dealer.