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    Full-auto weapons

    What do I need to do for it to be legal for me to own one? Is it legal for civvies to use automatic weapons in an SD situation? Just wondering and I couldn't find anything on google.

    EDIT: Also, is there any way to legally own grenades?


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    You have to get a class 3 license. Obtaining it varies from state to state.
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    Plus ther are limited class 3 full auto weapons available. Only full auto weapons already registered may be sold, they are very expensive. As for gernades I don't believe civilians can own them if they are not deactivated. You should check the BATF web sight for more info.
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    if you dont mind me asking, why would you need grenades?
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    As far as Federal Regulations for owning automatic weapons you may want to start here, OIG Evaluation and Inspections Report I-2007-006 then you will also have to comply with state and local regulations. Now as far as grenades, inert ones are no problem but when it comes to live ones I have no idea.
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    Unless you have a license to handle explosives you can't even assemble an explosive device without breaking the law,and you get caught with a live grenade and the government will be feeding and housing you
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    As far as using a FA weapon in self defense they will take it for evidence,and if it goes to a jury trial and the prosecutor is after blood he will make it sound like you shot him with a weapon that can fire 10+ shots a second and you intended to cut that poor boy in half with that weapon.If you wanta play with FA weapons and grenades join the army or marines
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    If you want to handle grenades, join the Army. They'll let you play with them in about week 3 or 4 of basic training. Other than that, stick with fire crackers.
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    Here, you can make your own decision. He posted a link to a Youtube thing of his.
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    I think each individual grenade must be registered as a destructive device, with a Form 4, $200 tax, etc. assuming they are even legal in your state. Kind of expensive, but it would probably be fun to toss into a car out in the desert once or twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasal View Post
    I think each individual grenade must be registered as a destructive device, with a Form 4, $200 tax, etc. assuming they are even legal in your state. Kind of expensive, but it would probably be fun to toss into a car out in the desert once or twice.

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    Yes, this was also my understanding.

    If you do have full auto weapons, you'd better not use them in just any ordinary defensive situation. It had better be the freaking end of the world or 20 gang members storming your house paramilitary-style. But in that case, sure, I guess. You just have to be really careful, because a lot of people out there believe that those type of weapons were created by Satan himself...even gun people.

    And if you do plan to use automatic weapons in a defensive situation, remember that they are no substitute for tactics! Personally I'd much rather have a good position and a semi-auto than be out in the open with a full auto. Don't charge out guns-blazing because you feel your gun is so badass the bad guys will just lay down and die.

    Also, check your state laws. Some states do not allow full auto at all, some states have no restrictions, some (like mine) require registration, and still others allow them but do not let you use them in self-defense.
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    In all seriousness, I'd suggest that you hire a lawyer with knowledge of firearms laws in you state to make sure you do everything correctly. If you can afford a full auto weapon, you can afford the lawyer.

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    As others have mentioned, possession of class III firearms is regulated by the ATF as well as your state and local government. You could also stand to read this article about a gun shop owner that used multiple class III guns to stop a gang robbery of his shop.

    The Beckwith Incident

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    Hey, thanks for all the responses. I can't afford full-auto weapons, but a guy can dream, right? I'd just want them to have fun shooting stuff up, same for grenades, but I was wondering if I ever found myself in a situation where I was cut off from all other means of self-defense if I could get in trouble for using them.

    As for joining the military, I was going to, but I figured I would fit in better in Law Enforcement (I'm currently training for my local department's PFT.) I have nothing but respect for those who have served and are currently serving, but I'm more Andy Griffith than Rambo J/K

    Also, the above story states that Beckwith "...[was] not a Class III weapons dealer, [but] was federally licensed to possess such arms for his own use." So is a class III license for dealers or regular folks, or both?

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