Category Archives: Machine Guns

Understanding 41P / 41F

The other shoe has finally dropped … As many have been predicting since the action date was moved to January last month, yesterday the Attorney General signed a final version of 41P (now known as 41F). The final rule, which … Continue reading

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What’s going on with 41p now?

UPDATE:  The final rule has been released ————————————————— Since the comment period for 41p ended on December 9th, 2013, we have been waiting to see how the ATF would respond to the record breaking number of comments they received, which … Continue reading

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Who can ask to see my tax stamp?

I tell all of my clients to keep a copy of both their approved tax stamps and their NFA trust on them at all times they are in possession of their NFA items.   But if you follow that advice … Continue reading

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What happens when the trustee that registered a machine gun in Virginia dies?

Following last week’s series of updates concerning whether or not a machine gun may be registered to a trust in Virginia, a client asked me a question that I did not have an immediate answer for. “Since the Virginia State … Continue reading

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The VSP has clarified the machine gun registration issue

Last week I wrote about a recent Attorney General’s opinion which stated that machine guns could not be registered to trusts in Virginia. At the end of that article, I noted that I was waiting for a callback from both the Virginia … Continue reading

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Currently machine guns cannot be registered to trusts in Virginia

** There is an update to this article ** In December of last year, I received several calls from NFA dealers who had been told by ATF employees that there was a change upcoming regarding the use of trusts to … Continue reading

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We have an update on the ATF’s proposed NFA trust rule changes

Last week, the board of the American Silencer Association (ASA) met with the NFA branch to get an update on the status of the proposed rule change regarding the use of trusts to acquire NFA items. As you may recall, the … Continue reading

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It’s time to comment on ATF’s disastrous proposed rulemaking

For those of you who are not familiar with the issue, the ATF is proposing to modify the regulations governing NFA applications for trusts, corporations, and other non-individual legal entities. If you are not a NFA collector, you might be tempted to … Continue reading

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Which NFA items need to also be registered with Virginia?

An NFA trust client of mine recently contacted me to ask whether or not he had to register his SBR with the Commonwealth once he received his approved Form 1 and tax stamp. He reported that he had posed the … Continue reading

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