So I'm a nutcase, but if I fill in the paperwork, and pay the tax, I'm good to go? LOL
Heheh, well, the BATF usually sends someone around to talk to your neighbors, your old school teacher, your boss, as well as checking your military service record (if you have one) and check the blotter to see if you have ever had a brush with the law. Legally owned automatic weapons have only been used in a crime one time since the start of this program (in the 1930s I believe) and that crime was committed by a law officer.leveller said:So I'm a nutcase, but if I fill in the paperwork, and pay the tax, I'm good to go? LOL
Not that much different in principal to getting a Firearm Certificate here - except that here, even when you've got the dertificate you're still barred from owning practically everything apart from a bolt action rifle or a shotgun.USAF_Odd_Ball said:You don't have to give any reason. It is more like the Govt. has to show WHY you can't own one.Higround said:How the hell can you own a minigun or for that matter any other kind of fully automatic machine gun. Note I said machine gun and not rifle.
How would you get a licence and what would your reason be???
Er, I need a minigun in case, er, the Russians invade???
If your state of residence allows it you can own one. To purchase a transferable machine gun, you must meet certain requirements (generally the same as when you purchase another gun), fill out special paperwork (called a 'form 4'), and pay a $200, one-time, transfer tax. Every time a machine gun is transferred, the $200 tax must be paid-- usually by the purchaser.
Non Firearms dealers can only own weapons made prior to May, 1986.
The steps to take to purchase a transferable machine gun are:
Find a dealer locally who can assist you in all phases of the transfer. This should go beyond helping you fill out the paperwork: they should help you locate the gun if it isn't in stock and allow you to shoot the gun while your paperwork is being processed by the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms). It will usually take 4-6 weeks for the dealer to get the gun from another dealer if they don't already have it in stock (due to BATF paperwork delays).
Get your fingerprints (either by a police dept. or by a qualified fingerprinter, two imprints are needed) and two passport sized pictures taken. These will be used to perform a comprehensive criminal background check on you.
Have your local dealer help you fill out an "Application for Tax Paid Transfer And Registration Of Firearm" for, known as a "form 4".
You must have the signature of the Chief Law Enforcement (CLEO) officer that has jurisdiction over the municipality in which you live on the form 4. This could be the City Chief or the County Sheriff, for example. This is usually not a problem-- in machine gun friendly states.
The form 4, CLEO signature, 2 fingerprint cards, 2 pictures, and a $200 check (your one-time transfer tax) must all be mailed to the BATF and an approved tax stamp returned before you may take possession of the gun. This may take anywhere from 2 to 5 months.
You cannot take the weapon across state lines without prior written BATF approval, and it must be stored in BATF approved conditions.
Most of the people on the vid are Class III firearms dealers, they can own missile launchers if they want to.
If I read the statutes right, you are allowed to own/possess a firearm if you get a hunting permit, easy enough in Florida. If you are a legal non-immigrant alien, you are entitled to own/possess one.SlimeyToad said:Question for USAF_Oddball, out of curiosity more than anything.
Can non-US citizens on long term visas, i.e. 2 year Exchange Visas, legally own firearms for self / property protection purposes?
If this varies from state to state, I'll be specific, asking about FL.
That about sums it up...You probably will have a hard time trying to get a concealed carry permit though.USAF_Odd_Ball said:SlimeyToad,
If you have a green card and you qualify as a Florida state resident, then you can own a firearm, no problem.
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