Q&A: Where do people get the idea that it is illegal to own a fully automatic firearm or an “assault rifle”?
Question by : Where do people get the idea that it is illegal to own a fully automatic firearm or an “assault rifle”?
in a state where your state laws do not prohibit such weapons?
As far as I knew, as long as the state law doesn’t make it illegal, all you had to do was go pay for the ATF $ 200 tax stamp, do the registration paperwork and get local law enforcement to sign off on it (which is pretty much at their discretion – they don’t have to sign it) and then you had to get an FBI background check run?
Assuming the weapon is of domestic manufacture, or foreign manufacture prior to 1986.
Free Candy: Those are fun to shoot. My cousin had a MAC-10 which is almost the same thing. And he had an M1928A1 Thompson also. But that was back in the day when you didn’t have to prove a legitimate storefront to get a FFL permit.
imfoxygirl: What “permit?” There is not a ‘permit’ given to own this stuff in states where it’s not already illegal. You simply have to do the legal run-around that I listed. This is coming from the ATF themselves whom I just called and asked what the law is in states where they aren’t illegal.
All an ‘assault rifle’ is, is a selective-fire rifle where you can switch between different firing modes. Like semi-auto, three-round burst or fully automatic fire.
Answer by Free Candy
It’s not as long as you have a class 3 weapons permit. My brother in law owns a full auto Uzi.
Edit: Man, that Thompson’s a relic! I love those guns.
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