For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine gun with it requiring a background check that can take close to a year. Now, emboldened by the election of Donald Trump as President, the industry has renewed a push in Congress to ease those restrictions, arguing that it’ll help preserve the hearing of gun users.
Since the 1930’s, silencers have been regulated under the National Firearms Act. When buying a silencer you’re facing the same paperwork, a $200 tax and the background checks required to buy a fully automatic firearm. A background check to buy most firearms must be completed within three days, or the sale automatically goes through. But the process for a silencer and weapons regulated under the National Firearms Act can take eight months or more. Of course, this hasn’t deterred legal gun owners like the ones in this video from shooting suppressed handguns in a house. The question, did the wife know about this?
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