Many folks, especially the ones living outside Louisiana, probably don’t know there Louisiana has required it’s own registration paperwork to purchase NFA items. This In-State registration adds to the complexity and time needed for NFA transfers for Louisiana residents and companies selling silencers to dealers in Louisiana.
Louisiana Governor Jindal signed HB277 (sponsored by District 59 representative Eddie J. Lambert) last week, which eliminates this “extra step” for citizens in Louisiana. This change goes into effect on August 01, 2013.
Another state specific roadblock to NFA ownership falls, not unlike citizens of Washington State previously being allowed to own silencers, but it being illegal for them to shoot them . . . or in North Carolina where even if you were going to use a Trust for a Silencer purchase, you still had to get a CLEO sign off.
Thanks go out to the American Silencer Association for all their hard work and getting the News of this victory for the people of Louisiana out.