Originally Posted by JP100
I wish you guys luck with getting more support. No one here really opposed suppressors at all(that I know).
Why did people oppose them??
To me it seems a bit weird that full autos are legal and suppresors anrt(in some states I understand). In my view full autos have no place on the civilian market they arnt needed for hunting and just cause alot of problems with anti gun groups whan a nut job gets ahold of one.
Technically speaking, that's not 100% correct.
Both are legal and have always been legal. A more correct description is that they are regulated differently.
The FEDERAL government added full autos to a ban list, but still maintains that legally registered items that were MADE BEFORE the ban went into place, are still legal to own, with the proper paperwork, which is why they bring such a premium on the open market. Quite simply, they aren't being made for the civilian market anymore, so their value has skyrocketed.
It's still the same NFA paperwork that it takes to buy a suppressor or SBS/SBR.
The NFA (National Firearms Act) is a list of items that are Federally regulated by a $200 tax, and each state maintains the right to limit their use; either by completely prohibiting them, making them 100% legal for legal use...or something in between.
Part of the reason ours cost more, is because of the harder, more durable materials used (which wears out tooling faster than a material like Aluminum) and the years of R & D that goes into development in a very fierce market. All-be-it a small market...it's still fiercely competitive...even though they all support the over all goal of getting suppressors off the NFA list.
Any jack wagon can make a suppressor in their garage for a few hours of time, and a couple bucks worth of materials...they aren't that hard, and some can be pretty effective (but you still have to register and pay your tax for what is called "A Form 1") but you'd be hard pressed to make anything home made that is on the same level as a more precision designed can.
The technology that goes into the design makes them more expensive.