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Old 02-20-2018, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Orwell View Post
Because suppressors are in the same legal category as machine guns, according to federal gun laws. You have to fill out extra paperwork and pay the $200 tax for each item. From what I read, it takes six months or so to get approved to buy a suppressor, plus the fee.

It's a bit ironic that suppressors are sold over the counter with no special fees or approvals in many countries that have more stringent gun laws than the US. They are considered to be beneficial to both shooters and neighbors.
I know they are in the same category. I'm asking why were put into that category in the first place.