It looks like Texas made suppressors will be legal in Texas

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It looks like Texas made suppressors will be legal in Texas

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Texas Senate has passed HB 957, exempting Texas-made suppressors from the NFA.
https://legiscan.com/TX/text/HB957/id/2226583

The bill does three things:

1) It repeals the state law which makes suppressors manufactured or owned outside the NFA illegal.

2) Establishes a class of suppressors which, if made in Texas with Texas-made parts, are legal outside the NFA as long as they remain in Texas. No $200 tax stamp, no background check, no year-long wait for approval, no paperwork of any kind. The suppressor must be marked "Made in Texas".

3) Sets a path to secure a declaratory judgment on the constitutionality of this law before anyone manufactures “Made in Texas” suppressors.

As the bill in the Senate was identical to the one passed by the House, it now goes to the governor's desk. It should be noted that even if the governor signs off on the bill, it will still have to go through the federal court system before becoming law.
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Re: It looks like Texas made suppressors will be legal in Texas

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A similar law was passed in Kansas.

A man went to federal prison for believing that the state law would be allowed to fly by the BATFE and the IRS.

Kansas man’s homemade gun silencers clash with federal law
Story is from November 21, 2016

https://apnews.com/article/fdbe4099eefd ... c7f1037d8d
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