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form 5320.20 for suppressors???

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Liberty97045, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Read the form and it says nothing about suppressors. Is this required to take a suppressor from Oregon to Washington for example?
     
  2. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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  3. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    re-read the form. it tells you in the instructions, including the formal/legal reference
     
  4. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    What are you talking about?
     
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    As stated read the Form. Part a tells you exactly what items this form is needed for, http://www.atf.gov/forms/download/atf-f-5320-20.pdf Did you notice AOW is also not on that form? How much more legal do you want?

    Laws are not written to say "yes you can" they are written to say "no you can't" so really hard to post a link that says you can.......
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    What he is talking about is this right on the form;

    a. A written request and prior authorization from ATF to transport interstate or in foreign commerce any destructive device, machinegun, short-barreled rifle, or short-barreled shotgun is required under the provisions of Section 922 (a)(4), Title 18, U.S.C., and Section 478.28, Title 27, CFR, a letter of request, in duplicate, containing all information required on this form, may be submitted in lieu of the form.

    The part in red ARE the laws if you want to look them up and read them.
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    From what I have read for the last 15 minutes is that silencers are not required to have a "permission slip" to transport over state lines... JUST MAKE SURE YOUR DESTINATION STATE DOESN'T CURRENTLY BAN THEM!
     
  8. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I've had to use the 5320.20 twice to move from Oregon to Washington and then back to Oregon for my suppressors.
     
  9. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Seems like there is a conflict in opinions here.
     
  10. del_and_bones

    del_and_bones Anchorage, AK Physics Pirate

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    Reread Nwcid's post, part a on the back of the form is pretty clear. You need an approved 5320.20 when moving a SBS, SBR, MG, or DD interstate. Silencers and AOWs do not require an approved 5320.20 for interstate travel. You don't need an approved 5320.20 for intrastate movement of any NFA items.
     
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  11. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    I know of some owners of AOWs and suppressors who (acknowledging that 5320 isn't not required)
    will request one anyway if they feel the state they're traveling in might result in some Buford T Pusser
    hassling them as a result of ignorance. Having the form in hand has helped them continue on their way
    by 'waving the Federal travel paper' in Smokey or Deputy's face.

    If you have sufficient lead time and are so inclined, it's free and not that big a deal to request one.

    We know quite well that even in the face of legal ownership, a local LEO can still hold you up, even
    take possession out of ignorance or confusion.