TPWD Opens Deer Season in Metro Dallas Counties, Approves Silencers
"The Commission also adopted rules permitting the use of firearm silencers for the take of alligators, game animals or game birds."
"The regulation change does not relieve any person of the obligation to comply with applicable federal, state, or local law governing the possession or use of firearm silencers. Firearms silencers are regulated under the National Firearms Act. They are legal for individuals to possess and use for lawful purposes in 39 states, including Texas. However, a prospective user must go through an application process administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which requires a Federal tax payment of $200 and a thorough criminal background check."