Hi. I want to get a suppressor for my HK.45C. The power to grant permission to own a suppressor lies with the county sheriff or chief law enforcement officer in your county. I wrote a letter to my county sheriff, whom I have known personally for years, asking if he had any problem in signing the form granting me permission to own one. He wrote back and said he would not sign any Class III forms. It seems our AG in NC has advised the high sheriffs not to sign off for silencers. However, not every sheriff is in step with the Dems. in NC concerning guns. Anyway, I then went to my local gun shop, Creekside Firearms. The owner, who sells Class III items,explained to me the simplicity of setting up a trust for a minimal amount of money which would enable me to own a Class III suppressor and to be able to pass it on to family members under the same trust. I just haven't gotten around to doing this yet. I have talked to a few folks who have done it and it's relatively simple. Some have used online trust forms. Others suggest having it handled by a lawyer who knows all the ins and outs to avoid problems later. I suggest for your first step in the process to contact a Class III dealer in your area and ask about the political climate in your county. He can then offer suggestions for the quickest way to get your paperwork going. Below are some names of people who can talk to you and answer any questions in real time. One guy I have had experience with is in Dunn, NC. Dwight Weaver at Gunner's Choice. He has been a Class III dealer for years and knows his stuff.
Here is a website listing Class III dealers in NC and their phone numbers. I don't know if it's comprehensive but it's a start. Scroll down till you get to NC. Someone can help you with all the particulars and also tell you about your own chief LEO. I have included some interesting sites concerning NC. I am sure there are guys on this forum who know a lot more about it. Good luck.
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Yes! Silencers ARE legal to own! Silencers, aka suppressors, moderators, mufflers and cans, have NEVER been illegal under federal law. They have only been regulated and taxed. In North Carolina, if you can legally buy a handgun, you can buy a silence
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