Silencers/Suppressors

I know this is all about conceal carry on this site but I’m betting some of you have rifles also.

Does anyone know if there are different state laws pertaining to suppressors.
More specifically is there an issue traveling from state to state with a rifle that has a suppressor.
We boar hunt in Texas but live in AZ.
Thanks in advance for info

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I’m not a lawyer so take this advice for what it is worth. There are different state laws for silencers. But I believe they are allowed for hunting in Texas and Arizona and would also be allowed in New Mexico for driving between. Just don’t cross state lines with an NFA firearm. In case your silencer happens to be attached to an SBR. I’m pretty sure that is not allowed.

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From what I understand, you can travel to a suppressor friendly state with your suppressor. However, if you want to take an SBR with it, you have to have permission from the ATF to cross state lines. Sbr’s with a welded on suppressor, I believe, count as suppressor only. Also, New Mexico is a suppressor friendly state, so you should have no problems getting here.

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I did not think of anything like this. I have a federal tax stamp and the ATFs approval to own a silencer so, I can not go to some states with it?

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Suppressors can be traveled with and across state lines so long as it’s in a suppressor friendly state. However, this is not the case with short barrel rifles, short barrel shotguns, or machine guns. Those items will require approval from the ATF with a 5320.20 form before crossing state lines .

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I gather it would be the same as having 30 or 50 round magazines and going to a state that has restrictions.

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I believe it would be similar… it’s probably a safe bet that anywhere that has mag capacity limits isn’t suppressor friendly, but you’d have to look up your specific destination’s laws.

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Thanks for the info

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No worries, hope it helps!

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