Wanna know something crazy? Fully automatic weapons are illegal in WA even if you pay the $200 tax, but silencers aren't illegal if you pay the $200 tax.STiDreams said:It has been a very long time since I looked into it but I thought suppressors were legal if the state you live allow it and you pay the $200 fed transfer tax.
Nope, they aren't exempt, however, that doesn't mean it is any more or less difficult to obtain one. Like mentioned above, all you need to do is fill out the proper paperwork, go through the background check, have your local sheriff sign off, and pay your $200 tax stamp as per the NFA guidelines. You see them on .22 caliber weapons most often due to two reasons: cost and the over all low noise of the weapon to begin with. It is much easier to muffle a quiet noise to be more quiet. You will find many suppressors to be in the 400-600 dollar range, and subsonic ammunition to be readily available, and only a nominal increase in cost.Meat-Lad said:Are .22 caliber hand guns exempt from regular silencer laws?
hope I dont catch shit for this