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State by State Chart of NFA Restrictions

The data contained within this page is copyrighted by James Bardwell and is reproduced here with permission. 

Quoting James Bardwell:
Here is my attempt to list what state allows what in terms of NFA weapons. The "Y" indicates state law allows private individuals to own the weapon in question. Most of the "Y" states require the weapons be possessed in compliance with federal law to be legal under state law. Some of the "N" states may allow only police officers to possess them, or dealers, or neither. Basically if the privileged class was so narrow, by statute, I said "N". In many states the class of folks able to own NFA weapons is narrow by practice (California), or because no law enforcement officers will sign the certification needed for a transfer to an individual.

Some of the "N" states may also have grandfathered weapons, the "N" applies to a current transaction. Some "N" states may also allow unserviceable weapons. Some states may regulate one or more of these weapons as handguns.

State Machine
Guns
Sound
Suppressor
Short
Rifle
Short
Shotgun
AOW Large Bore
DD
Explosive
DD
Comments
AK Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
AL Y Y Y Y Y Y ? SBR/SBS Approved 07/01/2010 
AR Y Y Y Y Y Y ?

(state registration of pistol cal. MG's over .30)

AZ Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
CA Y N Y Y Y Y Y

(requires discretionary and rarely issued permit for MG, LBDD or EXP/DD from state Dept. of Justice; no AOW pen guns; C&R SBS, SBR only. Suppressors Mfg or LE Only)

CO Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

(requires state explosives permit for expdd)

CT Y Y Y Y Y Y ?

(no select fire mg's-full auto's only, after 1993 assault weapon ban, state registration of mg's)

DE N N Y N Y Y N

(no smooth bore pistol AOW's)

FL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
GA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

(no incendiary expdd's)

HI N N N N N N N  
IA N N Y Y Y Y Y

(only Suppressor, SBS, SBR, LBDD and EXPDD designated as collector's items by the Comm'r of Public Safety - they use the ATF C&R list)

State Machine
Guns
Sound
Suppressor
Short
Rifle
Short
Shotgun
AOW Large Bore
DD
Explosive
DD
Comments
ID Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
IL N N N N Y Y N  
IN Y Y Y N Y Y N  
KS Y Y Y N Y Y N

As of 07/01/2008

KY Y Y Y Y Y Y ?  
LA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

(mg's require a permit to purchase - war relics only; mg's, sr, si, sg and some expdd's require a permit to purchase)

MA Y N Y N N Y N

(license for mg's required; 1998 law bans covert firearms (AOW's), short shotguns)

MD Y Y Y Y Y Y N

(mg's must be registered)

ME Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
MI Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

(no incendiary expdd; C&R sr, sg only)  Silencers approved as of 9/02/2011

MN Y N Y Y Y Y ?

(C&R mg, sg only, registration required)

MO Y Y Y Y Y N N

(C&R mg, sr, sg only to non-FFL holders; FFL holders (including C&R) any mg, sr, sg) UPDATE: C&R requirement set to repeal on 08/28/2011

State Machine
Guns
Sound
Suppressor
Short
Rifle
Short
Shotgun
AOW Large Bore
DD
Explosive
DD
Comments
MS Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

(as of 7/1/00, silencers are legal, but must be registered with the state)

MT Y Y Y Y Y N N

(state law banning silencers and requiring pistol cal. mg's over .30 be registered with state repealed 4/23/99)

NE Y Y Y Y Y Y N  
NC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

(sheriff's permit required for mg's; must be FFL holder (including C&R) for mg, si, sr, sg lbdd and expdd, or fall into another exception, see comments below)

ND Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

(fed. "licensees" required to register all NFA weapons with state when possessed for "protection or sale")

NH Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
NJ Y N N N Y N N

(mg requires discretionary and rarely issued permit from state court)

NM Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
NV Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
NY N N N N Y Y N

(AOW smooth bore handguns are allowed, on a state pistol license)

OH Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
OK Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
State Machine
Guns
Sound
Suppressor
Short
Rifle
Short
Shotgun
AOW Large Bore
DD
Explosive
DD
Comments
OR Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

(no incendiary expdd's)

PA Y Y Y Y Y Y N  
RI N N N N Y Y ?  
SC Y Y Y Y Y Y ?

In 2001, S.C. law was changed to permit all Federally registered items.

SD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
TN Y Y Y Y Y Y ?  
TX Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
UT Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
VA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

(state registration of all mg's)

VT Y N Y Y Y Y Y  
WA N Y N N Y Y N

(silencer may not be USED on a gun. UPDATE! Repeal set for 07/23/2011! )

WI Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

(permit required for expdd, no incendiary expdd's; no pistol caliber mg's w/o permit)

State Machine
Guns
Sound
Suppressor
Short
Rifle
Short
Shotgun
AOW Large Bore
DD
Explosive
DD
Comments
WV Y Y Y Y Y Y ?  
WY Y Y Y Y Y Y ?