The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released its “Firearms Commerce in the United States, Annual Statistical Update 2017” in August. NFA information is included in the figures, and the information is dissected by state. Here’s a look at the top 10 suppressor-owning states. Figures from the 2016 report are in parenthesis and put the increase in perspective.
242,859—Texas (165,499 in 2016)
50,647—South Carolina (23,451)
Nationwide there are 1,360,023 citizens who own suppressors this year—as of April, the last month included in the report. In 2016, for comparison, that number was 902,805.