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.

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.