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Old August 22, 2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Silencer ownership in Minnesota.

I attended a meeting with Senator Pam Wolf on August 19th. We convinced her that the law banning silencer possession should be amended.

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=609.66
Silencer possession in MN is a felony; 5 years/$5000. The DNR is no longer allowed to possess silencers for wildlife control and the police are restricted to using them for emergency tactical response only. This does not appear to allow the police to use them for training. Licensed dealers are not exempt from the ban so this forces the police to obtain their silencers from out of state sources.

Senator Wolf is willing to sponsor a bill, but not until she has more support from her fellow Senators and from gun owners in general. So far support for a silencer bill from MN gun owners has been poor at best. Most MN gun owners I see on the internet in gun forums do not care or only care to complain and are not willing to actually make an appointment to speak to their legislators about a bill. Some MN gun owners have been outright hostile to the suggestion that Minnesotans should be allowed to own and use silencers.

Are there any MN gun owners here that want to own silencers? This is also being discussed on the AR15.com forum in the hometown section SilencerTalk.com and on MN Gun Talk. I am a former MN resident and plan on retiring there in 2023. I vacation in MN twice a year. I also helped amend the silencer use ban in WA.


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Old August 22, 2011, 02:22 PM   #2
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Contact JP Enterprises (known for 3Gun rifles). I know they are interested.
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Old August 24, 2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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I was about to buy a suppressed ruger MK II when they passed that damn law! Getting Minnesotans off the the couch for anything not deep fried is a royal PITA. I'll do what I can on this end
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Old November 29, 2011, 01:01 PM   #4
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The 2011 special session contained a bill that eliminated the 2011 sunset and other restrictions for DNR silencer possession. We can not longer count on DNR support for a cilvilian silencer possession bill.

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Old November 29, 2011, 02:22 PM   #5
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I'm just across the river on the ND side, if there's anything I can do to help, including silencer demo's, then I'd be willing to help out.
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Old November 30, 2011, 12:14 PM   #6
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I am trying to drum up support for a silencer shoot that we can invite MN legislators to. I wanted to do it near Superior as I visit Carlton MN each summer, but there seems to be little interest in it and no one has reached out to their MN legislators as far as I know.

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Old November 30, 2011, 12:31 PM   #7
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I would want one...
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Old November 30, 2011, 02:57 PM   #8
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That's why I'm glad I moved from mn to nc

It's legal down here and warmer
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Old December 3, 2011, 01:26 PM   #9
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What did your senator say when you asked him or her to sponsor a silencer bill?

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