THE PATH TO SUPPRESSOR  OWNERSHIP

CAN I OWN A SUPPRESSOR?

Private citizens can legally purchase and possess suppressors in 42 states* without a permit.

 

The eight states that currently do not allow individuals to own suppressors are California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia.

 

*If you are an FFL dealer, manufacturer, peace officer, or member of a law enforcement agency or other government agency, there are additional states where you can own a suppressor.

HOW TO BUY A SUPPRESSOR

While suppressors are legal, they are regulated by federal law and on a state-by-state basis by the National Firearm Act (NFA) branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE).

 

To legally purchase or possess a suppressor you must:

 

  • Reside in one of the 42 states that currently allow civilian ownership.

  • Be a resident of the United States.

  • Be legally eligible to purchase a firearm.

  • Pass a BATFE background check.

  • Pay a one time $200 Transfer Tax.

  • Be at least 21 years of age to purchase from a dealer.

NOT LEGAL LEGAL FOR CITIZENS LEGAL FOR HUNTING

To get started on the path to owning your AB Suppressor, email our sales team or contact us directly at 913.829.3400 and we will assist in finding a dealer near you.

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