NRA: Trump Administration Fixes Suppressor Export Rule

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The NRA-ILA reports that effective immediately, the Trump administration has fixed issues with American companies exporting suppressors. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On Friday, July 10th, the Trump Administration fixed a nearly two-decade-old State Department policy on suppressor exports. State Department rescinded their previous policy in the following statement:

DDTC Web Notice Regarding an Update to its Suppressor Policy

Effective immediately, the Department of State has rescinded its April 18, 2002, firearms sound suppressor policy. This policy provided for enhanced guidelines for the approval and issuance of export licenses for sound suppressors and restricted their export to only official end-users such as government or military entities. Henceforth, DDTC will handle suppressor exports in a manner consistent with other USML-controlled technologies. This requires that applicants must identify a specific end-user. Applications for the permanent export of hardware must include purchase documentation, a DSP-83 non-transfer, and an end-use certificate (as suppressors are considered Significant Military Equipment under the USML), an end-user statement, and an import permit (if required by the destination country). Consistent with current licensing practices, all licenses will be reviewed and adjudicated on a case-by-case basis, and any pre-license checks or post-shipment verifications will be conducted as deemed necessary and appropriate based on the totality of the circumstances of the transaction. Standard staffing protocols within the Department and interagency will be applied as required.

The old policy completely excluded American suppressor manufacturers from competing in foreign markets where firearm suppressors are perfectly legal. It was also based on the misguided idea that suppressors completely silence firearms and that similar suppressor technology isn’t already available in the rest of the world.

This policy reversal is long overdue and just one more step the Trump Administration has taken to help law-abiding gun owners and American manufacturers.



National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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BigMikeU
BigMikeU
22 days ago

Thats great for people over seas and companys here in the U.S. that make and or sell them! But as Trump keeps touting that hes protecting our 2A he is actually not doing a thing! While he keeps saying i will always protect your 2A states like California and Virginia and New Jersey,my state keep infringing on our 2A rights! These are not negotiable and ours,given to us by GOD of which no person on earth can take away from us! Im locked&loaded and a light sleeper! So if the Authorities ever come for my guns i will protect my… Read more »

Stag
Stag
22 days ago

No doubt the orange infringer will point to this to show how he’s pro2A. Meanwhile, all he’s done for us is enact more gun control via the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 and bumpstock ban.

Last edited 22 days ago by Stag
GUNS r US
GUNS r US
22 days ago
Reply to  Stag

! It would be nice for him to veto his own “bump stock ban” to make the 400,000 over night felons free again. The suppressor b.s. is just as STUPID. It’s a part, like any other part.

BigMikeU
BigMikeU
22 days ago
Reply to  Stag

Been saying this for months now! Almost a year now Trump has touted that he is protecting our 2A all while doing absolutely NOTHING!!! Our Communist state rulers are still infringing on our 1st,2nd and other rights!I know im locked&loaded and will never submit!!! and im NOT running from it either! I will not flee my state to keep my 2A rights i will stay in New Jersey and fight for them against the enemies of this country domestically! We dont need enemies across the oceans for we have plenty here now thanks to the Obama’s,Clinton’s and ALL the lefities… Read more »

StandWith Me
StandWith Me
22 days ago

Well whoopie $hit, raise my rent! This does nothing for US weapon holders. Hopefully the Repubs and the RINOs will win back the house and keep the Senate and maybe then the old supressor redo bill can get passes if someone can bribe the Repub Senators.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
23 days ago

I posted this on another article.
Only to Government or Military entities. Considering how much U.S. made suppressors cost, I doubt those foreign agencies would even consider it since suppressors made in the E.U are about 20% to 30% of the cost of a U.S. suppressor. $32USD for a .22 suppressor and up to around $200USD for larger calibers, while anywhere from $100 for a .22 and well over $1000 for larger calibers in the U.S.. And how much will the U.S. tack onto the price to cover the export licensing fee?
I doubt many will be sold overseas.

Jason
Jason
22 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

I believe the old policy limited the sale to Gov. & Military entities. That limitation has now been lifted.

linkman
linkman
23 days ago

Why only government use? Many countries in Europe encourage the use of suppressors, especially for hunting. A few of those countries treat suppressors exactly as any other firearm part and a small number have zero restrictions on them.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
23 days ago

Sounds like Trump did something Pro2A for once.

StreetSweeper
StreetSweeper
23 days ago

Sounds real nice but I wish POTUS would fix the “NFA $200 tax stamp rule”.

Buckshot
Buckshot
22 days ago
Reply to  StreetSweeper

He can’t very well sign legislation that doesn’t get to his desk.

Larry
Larry
22 days ago
Reply to  Buckshot

But he can ban bump stocks without any legislation at all. I don’t know about you, but I think our side got the raw end of that deal when it comes to what he “can” and “can’t” do. Obama did a whole lot of things without congress, why doesn’t that work when we want it?

Last edited 22 days ago by Larry
Buckshot
Buckshot
20 days ago
Reply to  Larry

If we had the media on our side running interference for Trump like they did for Obunghole it would be a completely different story.