ARE GUN SILENCERS LEGAL IN TEXAS?

The easy answer to that question in the headline is yes.

But a Fort Bend County man has been taking a lot of calls from people who think selling gun silencers is illegal.

Those calls came after he posted up a sign near his business on Murphy Road.

It advertises the sell of silencers at Houston Armory.

The Insite did some research and you can buy a silencer as easy as you can buy a gun.

All it takes is filling out an application that must be approved by local and federal officials.

You could have a silencer in 2 to 10 months. But just like a gun you must have a clean background.

Silencer sales are big in these parts.

In fact, more than 3,000 silencers were sold in Texas in 2010!

5 Comments

  1. Neil January 16, 2012 7:40 am 

    I beleive in the 2nd ammendment fully. I collect firearms and enjoy them responsibbly. In the case of “Suppressors” as they are not silencers I veiw this as a peice of safety equipment. you put a muffler on your car in order to reduce the noise and disturbance to the public is the same concept as placing a ” suppressor” on a firearm. I currently cannot afford the proper licensing to own a class 3 weapon, however I do firmly believe if this is something that an HONEST law abiding citizen is interested in then they will save the money and have no problem passing the background checks involved. I have no problem with regulation for safety sake, however I would like to see less of a double standard on what civillians are allowed to own, use, and enjoy in the sport of shooting.

    Speaking personally I am a former Army Airborne, Ranger, Sniper. I beleive at this point in my life I can handle a weapon responsibly. I do not mean to rant but there has to be a balance between regulation and common sense. Thank you for your time, and remember Rangers Lead the Way!!

  2. john November 21, 2012 9:12 pm 

    What would the process be a far as the background check if you possess a chl?

  3. Rob Renfro August 5, 2013 11:16 pm 

    Question aside, it’s no wonder all branches of the military have to resort to stop-loss measures with our National Guard. All of our elite special forces are too busy posting on every internet site possible about their 2nd Amendment rights.

    The irony there is our 2nd Amendment provides for a well armed citizen militia. Or National Guard, which has been illegally co-opted by our military. That might not be necessary if all these Mouse pad Marines and Screen Berets actually served instead of talking about it online.

    • Mark Williams September 11, 2013 9:58 pm 

      Rob……Rob……..hey Rob……..c’mere……… your ignorance is showing.

  4. anonymous October 8, 2013 10:42 pm 

    (H.B. No. 936) updated 2013 Texas Legislation.

    Texas Penal Code 46.05:: Prohibited Weapons;

    A person commits an offense if the person intentionally
    or knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs, or
    sells:

    S.4:: Firearm Silencer.

    Still illegal as hell….

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