Felons and Firearms

It is commonly understood that felons and other prohibited persons cannot own firearms. However, strictly speaking this statement is incorrect. Prohibited Persons┬ácannot possess firearms or control their movement in interstate commerce. (This includes a prohibition on controlling who uses a firearm through the legal theory of constructive possession.) See Henderson v. United States 575 US Read More …

Of Wait Times and E-Forms

In August of 2013 the ATF introduced E-Forms for the NFA. As of right now, this system is only available to trusts and companies because it cannot accommodate fingerprints, photographs, and CLEO certificates. (And as far as I know, there are no plans to expand the current system.) Form 4s submitted via E-Forms have been Read More …

Closing the ‘Loophole?’

Today’s announcements by the Obama administration signal a potential change in the regulations governing the purchase of NFA firearms by NFA Trusts and companies. The language of the to-be-proposed rule has not been released, but it is rumored to affect the background check requirements for individual trustees or officers. The ATF has announced several times Read More …