Category Archives: Short Barreled Shotguns

What do I need to do regarding my NFA items when I move?

Probably the single question I am asked most frequently by NFA trust clients is “What do I need to do when I move?” When I mentioned this to one of my law school classmates (who does not own any NFA … Continue reading

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May I abbreviate my trust name when I engrave an SBR?

Recently a client called me to ask if he could abbreviate his trust name when he engraved an SBR. As one might expect in the Google age, prior to calling me he had searched on the internet and, based upon … 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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The NFA item you can’t own in Virginia

From a legal perspective Virginia’s NFA collectors have it pretty good. In the Commonwealth, so long as all federal requirements are met, one can generally own suppressors, short-barrelled rifles, short-barrelled shotguns, and the other items included in the miscellaneous ‘any … Continue reading

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Does Virginia law prohibit short barreled shotguns?

I spoke with a prospective NFA collector today who wanted to know whether or not Virginia law prohibited the possession of short barreled shotguns. He had been led to believe that state law might prohibit such possession regardless of compliance … Continue reading

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