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Your Chance To Be Heard Regarding Proposed NFA Rule Changes

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A few weeks ago, the Obama administration announced executive action that would drastically alter how applications for the transfer of NFA by trusts and corporations would be handled. We hosted a great guest article by Kel Whelan that gave us some insight. Now, as part of the process, the ATF is required to publish this proposed change in the Federal Register for public comment. They have done that and we have 90 days to comment.

-Go to www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/09/09/2013-21661/machine-guns-destructive-devices-and-certain-other-firearms-background-checks-for-responsible.
-Read everything posted about the proposed changes
-Post your comments

I suggest you keep it civil, direct and to the point, and use proper grammar to be most effective.

9 Responses to “Your Chance To Be Heard Regarding Proposed NFA Rule Changes”

  1. john says:

    help us to understand it a little better, Steve. Can you give us some highlights for those of us who are too stupid to read it and make anything of it?

  2. Steven says:

    Of particular interest to me was the section regarding proposed background checks of NFA trust directors. If I want to get a suppressor, I would need to submit both a photograph and a set of fingerprints along with my application:

    “Therefore, for applications for a corporation, trust, partnership, or other legal entity to make or receive an NFA firearm, the petitioner has requested amendments to ยงยง 479.63 and 479.85 to require photographs and fingerprint cards for persons who are responsible for directing the management and policies of the entity, so that a background check of the individual may be conducted.”

    Of course, this is all being done due to “concern that an NFA firearm could be acquired by a prohibited person and used in a violent crime.” Not sure that happen a whole lot…and for a suppressor?

  3. Stefan S. says:

    You’re a fool if you think they care!

  4. maresdesign says:

    I’ve got several NFA items as an individual since my CLEO will sign. I’m feeling it for the legit civilians who’s CLEO’s will not sign. I just purchased my first NFA item under a trust, I just wanted to avoid the wait time and have my investments protected within the family. There must be a simpler way to deal with this. You’d think that once you got approved for one item that you’d be stored in some data-base or something. So I wait….

  5. German Caban says:

    I just received my Trust papers like 6 months ago, send some forms 4 to the ATF for SBR’s, if the law is approved what is goimg to happen with the process?? I’m so frustrated since my CLEO her ein NC will not sign the form.:-(
    Next time we need to be more carefull when we select the Sheriff.

  6. German Caban says:

    I just received my Trust papers like 6 months ago, send some forms 4 to the ATF for SBR’s, if the law is approved what is going to happen with the process?? I’m so frustrated since my CLEO here in NC will not sign the form.:-(
    Next time we need to be more carefull when we select the Sheriff.

  7. Ryan says:

    When has the ATF ever NOT enacted a proposed rule change due to public comments? I’m not saying it’s not worth a try, but don’t get your hopes up.

  8. Thomas says:

    Lets not forget who “petitioned” the ATF and brought this all about, NFATCA or the National Firearms Act Trade and Collectors Association.

    • j1mmyd says:

      If you’re going to bring that up, let’s remember what NFATCA was actually trying to accomplish before BATFE turned this around. They were actually trying to get the CLEO sign-off *eliminated* entirely because it was being abused by CLEO’s and skirted by trusts. Pre Sandy Hook they had agreement from BATFE and then just had the rug pulled out from under them.