Devil505 wrote:These federal regulations, required to purchase a machine gun, are over & above what you need to get a state license to purchase a hand gun or rifle:
To become a registered owner, a complete FBI background investigation is conducted, checking for any criminal history or tendencies toward violence, and an application must be submitted to the BATF including two sets of fingerprints, a recent photo, a sworn affidavit that transfer of the NFA firearm is of "reasonable necessity," and that sale to and possession of the weapon by the applicant "would be consistent with public safety." The application form also requires the signature of a chief law enforcement officer with jurisdiction in the applicant's residence.
So when you said this;coaledsweat wrote:anyone that can legally purchase a hand gun or rifle can in fact purchase a machine gun if legal in their state.
You are clearly wrong.
Nope, if you got arrested banging Miss Muffet in the back of a Chevy when you were a teenager, you will have to give them the whole story, every last detail. And each time you buy a new weapon you will have to tell the story again. The letter from the Police Chief in town, the FBI background checks, the sworn affidavit are all paperwork. You should know something about that. What it comes down to, if you want to fill out the forms, get the fingerprints and myriad of other paperwork and wait 9-12 months for some shmuck to push some paper around, then you will get for $200 a stamp that says you may go pick up the weapon you bought. I realize you can't, when they see your jacket with the arms that tie in the back, they will send you packing. How many criminals do you think will go through this crap even if they could pass? They will pop the guy with a tire iron first.
We need to get you hooked up Devil, take a ride with me to see my old buddy Don.
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