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Old October 30, 2006, 07:39 PM   #1
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NFA Ownership in the 50 States

I think we have been needing this list posted for quite some time now. Please correct me if I am wrong on any state. Info was obtained from NRA-ILA and from cmu.edu

Alabama- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Alaska- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Arizona Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Arkansas- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:Yes
California- Machineguns:yes* Suppressors:no *permit is discretionary and rarely issued*
Colorado- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Connecticut- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Delaware- Machineguns:no Suppressors:no
Dist. of Columbia- Machineguns:no Suppressors:no
Florida- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Georgia- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Hawaii- Machineguns:no Suppressors:no
Idaho- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Illinois- Machineguns:no Suppressors:no
Indiana- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Iowa- Machineguns:no Suppressors:no
Kansas- Machineguns:no Suppressors:no
Kentucky- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Louisiana- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Maine- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Maryland- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Massachusetts- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:no
Michigan- Machineguns:yes* Suppressors:no *may only be owned by FFL holders*
Minnesota- Machineguns:yes* Suppressors:no *C&R mg's only
Mississippi- Machineguns:yes Edit by request: Suppressors: Yes as of 07/2000
Missouri- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:no
Montana- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Nebraska- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Nevada- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
New Hampshire- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
New Jersey- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:no
New Mexico- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
New York- Machineguns:no Suppressors:no
North Carolina- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
North Dakota- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Ohio- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Oklahoma- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Oregon- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Pennsylvania- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Rhode Island- Machineguns:no Suppressors:no
South Carolina- Machineguns:no Suppressors:yes
South Dakota- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Tennessee- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Texas- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Utah- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes *Silencers banned in Salt Lake County*
Vermont- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:no
Virginia- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Washington- Machineguns:no Suppressors:yes *silencer may be owned but not used*
West Virginia- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Wisconsin- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
Wyoming- Machineguns:yes Suppressors:yes
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Old October 31, 2006, 01:03 AM   #2
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There's no NFA firearms allowed in CA.
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Old October 31, 2006, 02:31 AM   #3
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Full-auto weapons are legal in CA... however the Dept of Justice refuses to issue permits...
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Old October 31, 2006, 04:03 AM   #4
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FWIW there are no DDs allowed in ND

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Old October 31, 2006, 09:18 AM   #5
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RKBA's got it. Legal, but not issued.
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Old October 31, 2006, 10:29 AM   #6
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Can anyone explain Washington? Suppressors legal to own, but not to use? Whats the point?
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Old October 31, 2006, 04:45 PM   #7
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Michigan only allows machine guns to FFLs.
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Old October 31, 2006, 04:49 PM   #8
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Thanks, I missed that one. My original draft had it, but it didn't make it into the post. Go figure...
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Old November 1, 2006, 04:01 AM   #9
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A little off topic, but I for one laugh at the .50BMG law here in CA. It's legal to own and shoot one, but it's not legal to buy them or buy .50BMG ammo.
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Old November 3, 2006, 01:46 PM   #10
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MG's in Massachusetts

Yes, full auto's are "allowed" in Mass, but you first have to convince your local PD to issue you a permit to possess a machine gun, commonly called a "green card" here. And the permits have to be renewed.
Some PD's issue, many will not. The last I heard, there were approx. 1200 green cards issued across the entire state. I used to have one.
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Old November 4, 2006, 09:01 AM   #11
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correction: suppressors are now legal in mississippi, as of 2003 i believe. they're even legal for hunting, as i hunt with mine for squirrels often.
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Old November 4, 2006, 10:42 AM   #12
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Quack, you are correct, sir. I'm sorry I missed it. Silencers are legal in Mississippi as of 7/2000, but they must be registered with the state.

Mods, please update my original post to reflect this revelation....
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Old November 6, 2006, 11:00 PM   #13
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I think suppressors may be allowed in Michigan. Two websites showed them as allowed, and an older one (2000) still said no suppressors. But the NRA state laws site does not seem to say anything about suppressors. http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/MISL.pdf

If you can find out it would be great.


PS I just found this while looking for laws on suppressors. I may have been wrong when I said that one would need an FFL for a machine gun.

http://www.ag.state.mi.us/opinion/da...0s/op10259.htm
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Old November 7, 2006, 08:32 AM   #14
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According to Cmu.edu you must have a FFL to own a machinegun in Michigan, and suppressors are not allowed.

Edit: I searched Michigan law and found this document . I searched that document and found that it is illegal in the state of michigan for anyone not duly licensed by the state of Michigan to own a silencer. It also states that there is no current provision that allows for licensing of such an item.
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Old November 7, 2006, 01:08 PM   #15
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You can own MGs in MI. It used to be that only C&R MGs were allowed and a C&R FFL was required. A recent Attorney General opinion has opened up MI to all registered MGs. We are awaiting an opinion regarding sound suppressors.

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Old November 7, 2006, 01:31 PM   #16
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The NF covers a lot more than machine guns and suppressors. Prior to passage in 1934, H&R made single shot pistols in .410 and 28 bore mostly with 12" barrels and no choke - Handy Guns.





Duly registered in 1934, I had to list a reason for owning it and I said I was a "gun collector". I was nearly 8 years old.

Now it's legal to own a .410 pistol as long as it has rifling in the barrel so it can shoot .45 ammo. In the bureaucratic eyes of the BATFE, that makes it a less dangerous weapon than the ones with smooth barrels.

They still refuse to remove that gun from the NFA list even though they reclassified it as a "Curio & Relic" some years ago!

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Old November 7, 2006, 01:55 PM   #17
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I am aware of the entire scope of the NFA. The intent of this post was to cover what I believe to be the two most asked about items; Machineguns and suppressors. I considered adding Y/N categories for SBR's SBS's DD's and AOW's but decided just to keep it simple. That is a great looking example of the Handy Gun, by the way. A friend of mine has an Auto Burglar that is just about as nice.
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Time for this ole' girl to do some more question answerin' !
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