ATF’s NFA trust ruling has a June 2014 deadline

| December 28, 2013 | 2 Comments
The ATF's new rules for trusts may make it impossible for some to apply for NFA items, and will make the process more difficult for everyone.

The ATF’s new rules for trusts may make it impossible for some to apply for NFA items, and will make the process more difficult for everyone.

Historically, real or proposed gun legislation has spurred firearms ownership in the United States. Obama’s saber rattling after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2013 caused the sale of over a million firearms in December 2013 alone.

The ATF has proposed massive updates to the NFA application process. The biggest change is the requirement that all persons on an NFA trust have to be fingerprinted and photographed every time they submit a Form 1 or Form 4. Worse yet, their regional chief law enforcement officer has to sign a statement that they believe the applicant(s) will only use the firearm for lawful purposes.

Depending on the politics and logistics of where you live, this may make it impossible for you to submit an application for an NFA item.

When I first read about 41P I immediately purchased a second AK47 pistol. I then submitted two Form 1s via the ATF’s eFile mechanism.

Comments for and against 41P were due in December. I contacted my regional CLEO and he had no idea what I was talking about, which leads me to believe he doesn’t get many (if any) personal NFA item applications.

There was rumor that the ATF would change their policy as soon as the end of 2013.

According to the Gun Trust Lawyer, the ATF has rolled back their decision deadline to June of 2014.

This is very good news for anyone who wants to submit an application to buy or make an NFA item. If you’ve been on the fence about getting an NFA item or even an NFA trust, now is your chance.

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  1. CAS says:

    Any update to this?

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