MIDLAND - Midlanders can now purchase silencers and automatic weapons through a newly opened store called SK Arms but the process necessary to purchase these weapons is not that easy.
Danny Anderson, the Assistant Manager of SK Arms in Midland, said, "It is a big misconception among the public that suppressors and machine guns are just flat out illegal. The reason is because in 1986, they passed the Firearms Owner's Protection Act, and part of that is that they made any newly manufactured machine guns illegal."
To purchase automatic weapons and silencers the National Firearms Act (NFA) requires you to submit an application to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF) that can take four to six months to process. You must also provide fingerprints, identification and a signature from a chief law enforcement officer.