One of the most daunting reasons that people in the United States forego the joys that come with owning an NFA item is simply the misinformation and confusion that comes with it. Aardwolf Solutions, in its never-ending quest to bring the firearms industry to the 21st century and make purchasing firearms a simple, safe, and efficient process, is outlining the process of purchasing an NFA regulated item. We will guide you step by step from beginning to end.
First let’s identify what firearms are regulated under the NFA?
(1) a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
(2) a weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
(3) a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
(4) a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
(5) any other weapon, as defined in subsection (e);
(6) a machinegun;
(7) any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code); and
(8) a destructive device.
[26 U.S.C. 5845; 27 CFR 479.11]
Now that we know your item is in fact an NFA regulated item you must:
Step 1: Decide whether you want to file as an individual or a trust
Step 2: Purchase NFA item
Step 3: Purchase tax stamp ($200 or $5 for AOW)
Step 3: Fill out form 4
Step 4: Relax and wait