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Silencer Question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by cbzdel, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    I have been giving serious though to picking up a silencer for my 10/22 build. I have put together the perfect build and it includes a silencer.

    They are not legal in WA, but you can own them. Great so I buy it for my new rifle project. Now all I can do is stare at it as I cant shoot it.. Correct? It would make a good mantel piece... It would definitely scare my anti-gun in-laws which would be a plus :D

    Or can I shoot it on private property? If not the chances of getting caught at slim to none but in all seriousness, my question is a silencer a waste of money in WA if you dont plan on going out of state to shoot?
     
  2. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    That Sir, only you can answer.

    I personally love all of my cans, but i can shoot them all the time so it isn't fair for me to say.
     
  3. Ben B.

    Ben B. Eugene Member

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    Obey the law.

    It is a misdemeanor offense to fire a lawfully-owned silencer in Washington.

    Obey the law.
     
  4. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    I was unsure if the same laws still applied on private property, but if they are 100% illegal regardless of location in the state of WA, for me at least I think that would defeated the reason to buy one as I have never gone out of state to shoot nor do I plan on it.

    Dang! I was hoping there was some kind of loop hole! I guess I could always get a fake one and achieve the same look :D
     
  5. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Wasn't Washington working on something to get rid of their silly suppressor ban? I thought I saw something like that in the legal section. If I lived near a border of WA I'd go for it (ie: vancouver) but otherwise, I dunno. Bummer, glad I live in OR.
     
  6. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    I seen that thread. But I would not buy one in hopes for them to become legal lol..
     
  7. Ben B.

    Ben B. Eugene Member

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    And you will rest much easier knowing that you have not committed a misdemeanor offense in your state.

    The Man may even pat you on the head for your obedience to the law, but don't expect it. Think of that, a pat on the head from The Man!
     
  8. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    When they correct the wording in the law, there will be a 2-3 year wait to get a silencer in WA due to the demand.

    I would buy one now so you don't have to worry about it when they correct the error in the wording.
     
  9. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    never though of it that way lol.. good point!

    if I was to buy on then tuck it away, I would probably buy a fake one to get the look at the get the balance of the gun that I want. Do fake ones effect the shooting in any negative ways?
     
  10. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    AT the presant time...because of the Washington state laws....If you can gain access to ANY Federal property like Ft. Lewis....Oh, I am sorry...Joint Base Lewis and McHord...or the Yakima firing center, Bangor subase....State law has no juristirction on federal property. I persanaly have shot a variety of suppressors on Ft. Lewis. Mac-10's, MP5sd's, cans on .223 and .308...etc. These were all legal cans. To answer the guestion about private property....If you are discrete and use your supressor...who will know? The state rational is if you own and posses a supressor...you must be up to no good! Stupid law....If you are cleared to own and posses...then why can't you use it? Efin retarded
     
  11. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I've heard of local authorities granting permission to citizens to shoot their (legally owned) cans on BLM land.
     
  12. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I live in WA and make silencers as a hobby. I feel they are worth it because I sometimes bring them out of state to use. I plan on retiring in 12 years and will be able to use them all the time in NV after I move.

    I am working to get the law changed, but it is an uphill battle because hardly anyone bothers to write to their representative to urge them to allow bill 1604 out of the House Judiciary committee to be voted in the House.

    Did you write to support HB 1604? If not, then you are part of the problem. I am also part of the problem because I have failed to convince my district 35 reps to take any significant action on this bill even though I write frequently.

    Ranb