Yeah, the guy I spoke to in Raleigh was a borderline jerk. I simply was told 2 different stories by 2 different game wardens one who was an ass about the whole affair and wanted to know if I was up to something illegal until I responded " If I was doing something illegal why would I be concerned with the the law in the 1st place !" After that he only said it was illegal to hunt with and he had the book in his vehicle but he didn't have the time to look it up
. So I resorted to calling Raleigh and must have spoke to his relative,after he told me how illegal suppressors are in NC and how I should turn myself in
( sound like the village idiot?) ,I finally got G.S.113 out of him and that's where I started looking.And also found G.S.14-409
: § 14‑409. Machine guns and other like weapons.
(a) As used in this section, "machine gun" or "submachine gun" means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. The term shall also include the frame or receiver of any such weapon, any combination of parts designed and intended for use in converting a weapon into a machine gun, and any combination of parts from which a machine gun can be assembled if such parts are in the possession or under the control of a person.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to manufacture, sell, give away, dispose of, use or possess machine guns, submachine guns, or other like weapons as defined by subsection (a) of this section: Provided, however, that this subsection shall not apply to the following:
Banks, merchants, and recognized business establishments for use in their respective places of business, who shall first apply to and receive from the sheriff of the county in which said business is located, a permit to possess the said weapons for the purpose of defending the said business; officers and soldiers of the United States Army, when in discharge of their official duties, officers and soldiers of the militia when called into actual service, officers of the State, or of any county, city or town, charged with the execution of the laws of the State, when acting in the discharge of their official duties; the manufacture, use or possession of such weapons for scientific or experimental purposes when such manufacture, use or possession is lawful under federal laws and the weapon is registered with a federal agency, and when a permit to manufacture, use or possess the weapon is issued by the sheriff of the county in which the weapon is located. Provided, further, that any bona fide resident of this State who now owns a machine gun used in former wars, as a relic or souvenir, may retain and keep same as his or her property without violating the provisions of this section upon his reporting said ownership to the sheriff of the county in which said person lives.
Funny thing is it just says" other like weapons" but isn't specific.
I kinda' liked the idea of being able to hunt with a suppressor but I guess I'll have to go to some other state as far as being able to do any experimentation on how the absence of gun fire affects wildlife.