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mzimmers
04-12-2007, 1:46 PM
Hi -

Can anyone inform me whether silencers are legal in CA?

Thanks...

Josh3239
04-12-2007, 1:50 PM
I am pretty sure any device that changes the sound of a gunshot or the noise level of a gunshot is illegal.

SemiAutoSam
04-12-2007, 1:55 PM
YES they are.

On your CAR.

On your motorcycle.

On your Lawnmower.

The automobile industry calls them Mufflers.


Hi -

Can anyone inform me whether silencers are legal in CA?

Thanks...

C.G.
04-12-2007, 1:55 PM
Silencers are not legal in PRK at this point.

C.G.
04-12-2007, 1:56 PM
YES they are.

On your CAR.

On your motorcycle.

On your Lawnmower.

The automobile industry calls them Mufflers.

LOL.:D

m24armorer
04-12-2007, 1:58 PM
They are if you are a SOT in CA.

50 Freak
04-12-2007, 2:06 PM
From what I understand....Yes, they are legal...just as Class III guns....

But try and get the license for either. It's virtually impossible. The licenses are only given to movie companies and defense companies.

Surefire who makes very good suppressors is located in S. Cal.

Technical Ted
04-12-2007, 2:53 PM
Surefire who makes very good suppressors is located in S. Cal.
So is OPS, Inc.
Ops Inc
P.O. Box 377
Shingletown, CA 96088

Surveyor
04-12-2007, 5:10 PM
In gun grabbing England, the people who do have guns (The rich) are expected to use sound suppressors, when there are neighbors who could be disturbed.

It's bad manners not to :eek: .

jaymz
04-12-2007, 5:19 PM
Hi -

Can anyone inform me whether silencers are legal in CA?

Thanks...

Yes, I will inform you. No, silencers are not legal in CA.

uzigalil
04-12-2007, 5:19 PM
so is www.tacticaloperations.com

EOD Guy
04-13-2007, 6:56 AM
Silencers are illegal except for police, military and licensed dealers (SOT).

Here is the applicable part of the Penal Code:

12501. Section 12520 shall not apply to, or affect, any of the following:

(a) The sale to, purchase by, or possession of silencers by agencies listed in Section 830.1, or the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States for use in the discharge of their official duties.

(b) The possession of silencers by regular, salaried, full-time peace officers who are employed by an agency listed in Section 830.1, or by the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States when on duty and when the use of silencers is authorized by the agency and is within the course and scope of their duties.

(c) The manufacture, possession, transportation, or sale or other transfer of silencers to an entity described in subdivision (a) by dealers or manufacturers registered under Chapter 53 (commencing with Section 5801) of Title 26 of the United States Code, and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.

ARTICLE 2. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM SILENCERS

12520. Any person, firm, or corporation who within this state possesses a silencer is guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison or by a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or by both

mzimmers
04-13-2007, 12:02 PM
Thank you for the specific answer; that helps a lot. Do you know what is the subject of the Chapter 53 mentioned in paragraph (c)?

Technical Ted
04-13-2007, 12:15 PM
Thank you for the specific answer; that helps a lot. Do you know what is the subject of the Chapter 53 mentioned in paragraph (c)?
"Commencing with Section 5801"http://www2.law.cornell.edu/uscode/26/usc_sup_01_26_10_E_20_53.html
US Code TITLE 26, SUBTITLE E, CHAPTER 53—MACHINE GUNS, DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES, AND CERTAIN OTHER FIREARMS

Subchapter A contaiins Section 5801, and it all goes downhill from there to include the other Subchapters of Chapter 53.

Jicko
04-13-2007, 12:19 PM
How about.... what do I need to apply for a "manufacturer" license?

Maybe.... a "patent" on a new "silencer" design?

Anyone else want to be "consultants" of my new company?? All you need is chip to for patent application of that new "silencer"....