ATF Taking Aim at Supressing Sale of Silencers

A federal regulation recently proposed by the ATF would close a loophole in current law could silence/suppress sales of suppressors/silencers.

A federal regulation recently proposed by the ATF would close a loophole in current law could silence/suppress sales of suppressors/silencers—one of the fastest-growing segments of the gun industry.

Under the new rule—proposed Sept. 9 by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—people linked to the trusts also would have to obtain a sign-off from local law enforcement and undergo criminal background checks.

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  • SN

    Someone else who has not grasped who has not
    grasped what “shall not be infringed” means. The
    suppressor should be MANDATORY for inclusion
    with any handgun purchase. You may like being
    deaf…we don’t.

  • JH

    Thats just being smart, anyone who opposes this is a complete moron and makes America look dumb.

    • JS

      While your take has merits ( that’s my polite way of saying a completely worthless and unresearched statement) I find it quite lacking. First of all, Many CLEOS just blanket refuse to sign a form 4. This is often why trusts are created, to allow people to buy something that is in fact completely legal. And as to the background check, the shop selling the suppressor already does a background check just like you are buying any class 1 weapon ( Pistol, rifle, etc.) so is in fact a second background check. Which often adds time to receiving your purchase (another reason that trusts are utilized), that often already takes 6 months or more to be able to receive the item you purchased. While I find this background check slightly ridiculous especially considering the amazingly low rate of crimes committed by persons going through all this redundant paperwork. It is something that I find as an acceptable middle ground. Though in the case of the CLEO signature it should either be dropped or the fact that one person could refuse your purchase of something that is legal just strangely taxed should be dealt with. That being said, I am no lawyer or expert but a little reading never killed anyone.