“For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians across the country can enjoy suppressed shooting with SilencerCo’s latest innovation: the integrally suppressed Maxim 50 muzzleloader,” the company’s website proclaimed. “In addition, this product can be purchased right now on the web with no regulation (no 4473, no $200 tax stamp, no photographs, and no fingerprints) and be shipped immediately to the customer with few exceptions.” Yeah, no . . .
SilencerCo’s Facebook page posted this announcement yesterday:
Upon launching the Maxim 50, SilencerCo received several immediate legal challenges from authorities and lawyers in the states of New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California. Since we have no desire to place any consumer in a situation where they may get arrested and charged with a felony because their state defines a firearm differently than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), we have placed orders from those states on hold and are refunding customers pending legal confirmation. We will update our customers as soon as we have multiple source verification.
Who could’ve seen that one coming?
You’d think The Golden State would have better things to do, what with a foxnews.com article revealing that the high-tax, high regulation state has a poverty rate of 20.4 percent vs. Texas’ 14.7 percent. if so, you’d be wrong.
Anyway, I can’t help but wonder if the Axis of Tyranny ranged against the $1k SilencerCo Maxim 50 will help sales in other states. And if this helps or hurts the anti-silencer campaign waging war on the biill deregulating silencers. Watch this space.