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Silencers Are Legal? Better Believe It

by Robert W. Hunnicutt   |  April 30th, 2012 34

Most SGN readers know that silencers (as Hiram P. Maxim called them) or suppressors are legal in 40 of the 50 states, provided you get a $200 federal tax stamp. That bit of information is less well known by the general public; remedying that was the purpose of the Silencers are Legal Shoot at the Elm Fork Gun Club in Dallas April 28.

The shoot drew more than 2,000 spectators and participants, who examined and fired everything from .22 pistols to .50 cal. rifles, all suppressed. Even with dozens of people firing, there was no need for ear protection. You could hear birds chirping in the exhibitor area.

For more information on the shoot, see

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