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“John represented me at my hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court for my Petition for Restoration of Firearms Rights. My case was a bit complex and it incorporated some new legislation that John was very educated on. The legislation was so new that the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Judge did not have any knowledge of it. John’s actions in the courtroom to bring the new legislation to the attention of the court were astonishing and brilliant; even bringing a smile to the Judge and pat on the back from a fellow attorney after the hearing.
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Category Archives: NFA Trusts
Whenever you need to temporarily or permanently transport a Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR), Short-Barreled Shotgun (SBS), Machinegun, or Destructive Device (DD) across state lines, you will need an approved ATF Form 5320.20 (more commonly known as just Form 20) before doing … Continue reading
Prior to the implementation of 41F, trust applicants were not subject to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) sign-off that was required of individual applicants. As part of 41F, this requirement was changed from an affirmative ‘sign-off’ to a mere ‘notification’. … Continue reading
You swore that you would not be buying any more NFA items after 41F went into effect. But now they have that great new suppressor down at the gun store and you have been hearing people talk about how the … Continue reading
It’s time to submit a new Form 1 but July 13th has come and gone, 41F is fully in effect, and eForms, despite its tendency to crash every 15 minutes, is now nothing more than a cherished but fading memory. … Continue reading
“What can I do to my trust to reduce the number of people who need to be fingerprinted and photographed?” Now that 41F is actually in effect, I am getting dozens of emails with some version of this question. The good … Continue reading
“Just who are these ‘responsible persons’ the ATF keeps talking about?” This is the key question that NFA Trust attorneys have been talking about since the final version of 41F was released earlier this year. After all, we need to … Continue reading
The only thing more powerful than a giant bureaucracy is the inventiveness of free enterprise. Therefore, it is no surprise that the firearms industry is already hard at work minimizing the impacts of 41F on the use of NFA trusts. … Continue reading
We have finally arrived at the final day to submit Form 1 and Form 4 applications and have them processed under the pre-41F rules. As anticipated and feared, the eForms system has been flaky and unavailable for the last several … Continue reading
We have been waiting for final guidance and approved forms from the ATF on the 41F implementation for some time and they have finally posted an update on their website which includes links to the new forms. Much of what they … Continue reading