There’s a little bit of silencer buying frenzy going on these days in anticipation of an upcoming ATF regulation change scheduled to take effect July 13, 2016. In short, if you use a trust or corporation to buy a silencer under the existing rules, then you and other trustees do not need to submit photos, individual ATF forms, and fingerprints. Under the new rules, each trustee will have to follow a more rigorous process similar to that of an individual purchase of a suppressor.
The net-net is that, if you use a trust or corporation, buying a muffler will become more of a pain in the butt. That’s your tax dollars at work for you, folks – making the world a much safer place! Because, as we all know, people, trusts, and corporations who jump through all sorts of legal hoops and buy $200 tax stamps to buy silencers commit most of the street crime, right?
Anyway, if you buy soon, you can skip the new headaches. The folks at Silencer Shop are even offering a guarantee. If you purchase an in-stock can by July 6 and provide them your trust or corporation paperwork by July 8, they’ll guarantee to get your paperwork through before the rule change. If they don’t, they’ll give you a hundred bucks.