Tuesday, October 9, 2012
American Silencer Association Announces New Online Store
The American Silencer Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new online storefront, www.AmericanSilencerAssociation.com/store. The redesigned store allows users to create personalized accounts to purchase individual memberships or company sponsorships of the ASA. Additional enhancements of the website are currently being developed.
In order for a civilian to purchase a suppressor, they must live in one of the 39 states that allow civilian ownership. All applicants must submit an ATF Form 4, in duplicate, to the National Firearms Act Branch of the ATF for each suppressor purchased. A Form 4, or Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm, includes a stringent background check that is conducted by the FBI. In addition, applicants must submit a $200 payment for the transfer tax, duplicate copies of passport photos and fingerprints, and receive a signoff from a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) in their jurisdiction. From start to finish, this transfer process takes anywhere from 30 days to one year to complete.