Minnesota prohibits civilians like you and I from possessing and using a suppressor, often inaccurately called a “silencer”.
They’re prohibited here even though the possession of a suppressor requires a special tax stamp from the US Government, an extensive background check process, and approval for each device from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
In fact, Minnesota is one of an ever-shrinking small number of states that still prohibits the civilian possession and use of suppressors. We share this distinction with many anti-gun havens like California, New Jersey, and Illinois.
In this week’s edition of the MN Gun Owners PAC Podcast, Chairman Mark Okern takes on the issue of suppressor possession and the extensive effort that will be required to change this in upcoming sessions – beginning with ensuring that we have a Pro-Second Amendment legislature and Governor.
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