I was under the impression that to transport NFA items across state lines without the proper "permissions" was illegal.
I seem to recall a pretty good link regarding NFA items, I'll see if I can find it.
This is a discussion on Traveling with NFA items to NC? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Anyone have any info on whether or not it's ok to travel(car - no airports) into NC with an NFA item (specifically a suppressor)? Would ...
Anyone have any info on whether or not it's ok to travel(car - no airports) into NC with an NFA item (specifically a suppressor)? Would be traveling from VA to NC. It seems it's legal to own them there, but unsure if they fully recognize all the different "methods" of NFA "ownership"(trusts etc...).
OK, this is what I was thinking of.I was thinking firearms, which obviously a suppressor is not a firearm.Travel and Use:
Do not take NFA firearms out of state without first checking with BATFE. For machine guns, short barrel rifles, and short barrel shotguns, you will need prior approval from BATFE on a Form 5320.20 to travel interstate or to permanently move NFA firearms to another state. This protects you from accidentally going some place where they are banned. If the state you are traveling to allows possession of the type of NFA firearm you own, and you have received prior approval on a Form 5320.20 (if applicable), then you can transport the firearm through any state just like any other firearm. That means it must be unloaded and readily inaccessible (in a locked case or trunk of the car). While in a travel status you are afforded the same protection as any other gun owner under the GOPA 86 law. You cannot be legally arrested for simply passing through a state, county, or township where the guns are banned unless you violate the procedures just described or stop in that state for an extended period of rest. Necessary stops for food, gas, repairs, etc., are allowed. Stopping to site-see, visit friends, or even spend the night, might be construed as an unnecessary delay and place you at risk. Check your state and local laws for other restrictions that may apply regarding hunting, concealed carry, or self-defense with an NFA firearm.
Here's the link where I found the above quoted material:
Quick FAQS related to Machine Guns and Suppressors...
Still seems like a good idea to check with the authorities before hand, I wouldn't trust us internet folks when it comes to transporting NFA items across state lines, too much to risk if we're misinformed.
Thanks for the help guys. I'll see about calling them this afternoon.
Suppressors if its legal in that state I don't think you have to do a 5320.20. I did one for my UZI to take it to Maryland, never took one of my cans to Maryland but still I don't think its necessary. (Could be wrong, Could be wrong) I don't think you have to do them for Cans, SBR's, AOWs. Don't take my word for it check anyways but I think I'm correct. If i'm not then PLEASE let me know.
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