07/15/2011 at 12:52 am #300395
Does NC require a person to have a permit to purchase and use a sound suppressor on a rifle or pistol?
Bob07/15/2011 at 2:12 am #307894ncmooregunsParticipant
I don’t want to speak for Ed, but the Feds require that you abide by NFA rules concerning suppressors. Any short barreled rifle, shotgun, automatic weapon and suppressor requires that you follow NFA rules to purchase or own such weapons or devices. In NC you must get your county Sheriff to approve and you also must submit paperwork to the feds for approval. If approved, you must purchase a tax stamp for $200 to own. The tax is one time only and only applies to the single weapon or device outlined in the application. You don’t want to get caught without the proper approval or paperwork for NFA weapons.07/15/2011 at 2:16 am #307895 Yes you have to do some special paper work and fees. I will post a NC class 3 licensed persons # there are a few out there to chose from.
A friend of mine recommended this guy 1-336-339-3199 Ronnie Beal07/15/2011 at 10:32 am #307896tugsParticipant
Ed I am interested also, how much trouble is it to get?07/15/2011 at 12:39 pm #307897 Its like buying a machine gun ..07/15/2011 at 3:25 pm #307898 Thanks Mooregunguy and Ed. The reason for me asking is that I wear hearing aids and I was wondering about the extra protection for my hearing.
I use complete ear cover protection along with ear plugs when I shoot. I just don’t want to loose what hearing I have left. Also I was looking online but it seemed unclear from what I could find as far as NC was concerned. I saw some states don’t require any type of licensing or permit. Just also wanted to get the straight of it.
Bob07/15/2011 at 4:01 pm #307899tat2guruParticipant
call ronnie he is a super nice guy,07/15/2011 at 5:22 pm #307900chjubileeParticipant So, you want to own a suppressor (or any NFA item) in NC…What is the process and are there any pitfalls you ask? Well, here is an excerpt from the NC NFA Defense Association that may help explain things a little better:
It is not very easy to come by a signoff in NC in some cases, if you are located in Cumberland. Durham or Wake Counties it is a near impossibility. If you, in fact, actually reside elsewhere, you may have a better chance at a signature from the CLEO (which in NC, if you did not already know, is the Sheriff of the county in which you reside). There are several options for ownership, none of them are specifically illegal in NC, that being said, there are no provisions in NC firearms law that specifically state that they are a legal course of NFA ownership either. NC is very restrictive when it comes to NFA ownership in specific.
The following statement is from the President of the NC NFA Defense Association:
The desire to own NFA firearms is certainly understandable. They are the ultimate prize for firearms collectors and enthusiasts. However in our great state of North Carolina (NC) the items are becoming extremely difficult to obtain. One must remember that the more restrictive statute of law is the one by which we must abide, federal or state makes no difference.
Since the infamous AG opinion letter of 1999, the statutes under NC law have been pushed and evermore strictly enforced.. It has become very difficult to obtain a CLEO signature for the purpose of procuring a NFA weapon in most NC counties, and in several localities it is virtually impossible.
Unfortunately the rampant push for a “revocable trust” is no solution in this state either. NC law has no exception or allowance for a “Trust”. We can find no legal way to use a Trust in NC strictly for the purpose of procuring NFA weapons. People often want to use a Corporation or LLC to obtain NFA devices.. this too is wrought with pitfalls, as the LLC or Corporation would have to be a Firearms business (FFL) or some form of Weapons Research firm in order to comply with NCGS 14-288.8.
DO NOT be foolhardy and “try” to read something into the NC Statutes that is not there, as the most negative interpretation possible will be taken by the prosecutor were you to become a test case. Before entertaining the idea of obtaining NFA weapons in NC, it is imperative that one fully read and understand NCGS 14-288.8 and 14-409. Then we strongly advise you to go sit down with your “CLEO” (chief law enforcement officer) and make your case with them. DO NOT make a public discuss or spread your intent around the CLEO’s office, talk to him, and him alone if at all possible.
Make no mistake, your CLEO is under no legal obligation to sign anything, it is at his sole discretion. If your CLEO thinks you comply with NC law, and will sign your forms, then ownership is just a matter time and money. If however, the CLEO refuses to sign the forms for any reason, your options become EXTREMELY limited. The current political climate of NC precludes us from speculating as to whether your CLEO will or will not sign your forms. Also as a matter of professional courtesy we would not publicly divulge the identity of any CLEOs who have signed in the past, because we do not know their current requirements or policies.
If you need any further assistance, or explanation, please do not hesitate to contact us at
email@example.com. You may also check out our web site at http://www.angelfire.com/nc3/ncnfadafor further info and links to NC firearms statutes.07/15/2011 at 6:25 pm #307901 Thank you chjubilee. I knew the part about automatic weapons. I have no desire or need for such a weapon. I am surprised it is so strict on sound suppressors though since they eliminate some of the sound but in no other way change the physical operation of the firearm. I have been enlightened. I guess I will just continue with ear plugs and full coverage and be satisfied with what I have.
Thanks again all.07/15/2011 at 8:57 pm #307902
Thanks for helping out..07/16/2011 at 1:39 am #307903riverdogParticipant Don’t let that scare you , I’ve been through the process and it wasnt that bad , the wait was the hardest part. I dont know what County you live in but Sheriff Tracy Carter in Lee Co. was very nice.
I love my Ruger Mark 2 with a Gemtech supressor .07/17/2011 at 2:37 pm #307904
lots of people have them…. Don’t give up if you want one ..
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