Full auto and the law question?

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    Question Full auto and the law question?

    Dealing with a nutbar that hates guns and claims to know everything about US gun laws. Says you can buy full-autos’ at walmart, while I know that is wrong, what are the laws concerning full-auto ownership, if I remember correctly, there are 2 to see classes of full auto firearms, plus it varies from state to state, correct?


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    In PA im pretty sure you just go to a class 3 firearms dealer and buy the gun and the tax stamp(300 bucks I think) and you got one. Of course you gotta pass the standard backround check too.

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    it's $200 and it's federal so there isn't much as far as individual state laws . We have gun shows here in maine and they have many class 3 weapons for sale with the needed paperwork right there . So , $200 (plus price of weapon ) and a clean record will get you a full auto weapon. This also goes for silencers btw.

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    Full auto ( and other NFA ownership ) ranges from fairly informal to absolutly forbidden depending on the state . In all cases it takes approval of the " chief law enforcement officer " of your area , and pay a ( ususaly ) $200 tax on top of the item to the BATFE , the wait on all backgrounds , and approvals before possesion .
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    Says you can buy full-autos’ at walmart
    Bwhaha - I know WalMart carries a lot of things but ..

    Auto BB's - perhaps.
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    Basically, any NFA weapon (full auto, burst, SBR, SBS, AOW, DEWAT, suppressors) has a transfer tax. Everything is $200 per item except AOWs (like the Serbu shorty) are $5 per item per transfer. Every time the weapon changes owners, there is a transfer tax. State laws vary, they have the right to disallow any NFA weapon. You buy from a SOT3 dealer (this is where the Class 3 comes from, it is old 1980's language). They are FFL dealers who pay a big fee every year to be a dealer in NFA firearms. They will have all the paperwork you need and will help you out.

    In WI you can own anything. In MI, full auto, SBR, and SBS are limited to C&R stuff with a C&R FFL needed (collector), no suppressors or other fun stuff. I own some suppressors and have them in WI, where it is legal.

    There is a good source of info over at GT. Here is the link. Read the two FAQs there. All the info you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Bwhaha - I know WalMart carries a lot of things but ..

    Auto BB's - perhaps.
    couldn't have said it better...
    Tell that nutbar to go change his underwear, because getting krusty starts there and follows eleswhere... LOL

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    Don't forget--there is a 3 to 6 month wait for first time buyers, and always at least a 6 week wait for all. This is after you have paid for the gun or device!!
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    I personally would love to find that Walmart! I have a hankering to own an MG-42 if they stock it!

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    If it was legal and they could make money on it, I am sure they would, plus they would make a killing on the ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin
    (SNIP) plus they would make a killing on the ammo.
    ...now ain't that the truth!
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    also keep in mind you have to submit forms in triplicate to local,state and BATF....

    You also (at least the last time I checked) had to describe the where the weapon/weapons will be stored. And provide a blueprint style drawing of the residence....this may have changed..but thats what a friend of mine had to do...

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