In the discussion thread: Psychiatrist Called Threat Team About Aurora Shooting Suspect James Holmes [View all]
Response to sarisataka (Reply #17)
Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:04 PM
Ash_F (3,500 posts)
21. Somewhat incorrect. He wouldn't really need a class 3 license for machine guns either.
I was already well aware of everything you and the previous poster wrote. But neither post was relevant to my point.
"It is a common misconception that an individual must have a "Class 3 License" in order to own NFA firearms. An FFL is required as a prerequisite to become a Special Occupation Taxpayer (SOT): Class 1 importer, Class 2 manufacturer-dealer or Class 3 dealer in NFA firearms, not an individual owner. Legal possession of an NFA firearm by an individual requires transfer of registration within the NFA registry. An individual owner does not need to be an NFA dealer to buy Title II firearms. The sale and purchase of NFA firearms is, however, taxed and regulated, as follows:
All NFA items must be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Private owners wishing to purchase an NFA item must obtain approval from the ATF, obtain a signature from the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) who is the county sheriff or city or town chief of police (not necessarily permission), pass an extensive background check to include submitting a photograph and fingerprints, fully register the firearm, receive ATF written permission before moving the firearm across state lines, and pay a tax"
I would like to see a system that utilizes not only what is in place for title II weapons. But also one where psychiatric officials would communicate concerns with local law enforcement, such that when a mentally ill individual goes to them for the signature, they would be rebuffed. And that this would apply to all firearms. Sorry if my first post did not fully encapsulate this.
But I see in some posters a fatalistic attitude toward finding a better way to handle these crimes. So much so that it stifles any conversation. That is not only nonconstructive, but immature reasoning.
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|Duer 157099||Aug 2012||#8|
Somewhat incorrect. He wouldn't really need a class 3 license for machine guns either.
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