Class Three (III) gun dealers are authorized to sell National Firearms Act (NFA) weapons.
Class III dealers such as A&J Guns can do everything the average gun dealer can, but we have also taken the extra time and effort to navigate the federal licensing process necessary to be able to legally sell those weapons restricted by the National Firearms Act. These weapons are Suppressors, SBR's (Short Barreled Rifles), SBS (Short Barreled Shotguns), AOW( any other weapon), and Machine Guns.
Suppressors, like machine-guns, are regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934, and are regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The procedure for owning a silencer or machine gun may seem long and drawn out at first, but actually requires less paperwork than buying an automobile or home. The first step is to locate a Class 3 dealer, like A&J Guns in your state who either has in stock or will order the item you are interested in. Once the item you would like to purchase is in the hand of the FFL/SOT dealer a Form 4 will be filled out on-line and 2 complete copies will be printed out. The Form 4's must be filled out on both sides, with passport photos of the buyer affixed to the backside of the form. The buyer then has the Chief Law Enforcement Officer sign the rear of the Form 4's attesting the purchaser does not possess a criminal record and is not wanted. The two fingerprint cards must be completed and signed by a Law Enforcement agency.
The completed paperwork is then sent to the Department of the Treasury with a check in the amount of $200.00. The $200.00 is known as a "transfer tax" because it must be paid whenever ownership of the silencer is "transferred" (in this case, the dealer to the buyer). As long as ownership remains with the same person, the tax need not be paid again. Only if the owner sells it will a new transfer tax be required. Currently, a lawful owner may bequeath his suppressor to a lawful heir with without being assesed this transfer tax.
Once the paperwork has been submitted, it normally takes 90 to 120 days to receive the approved, stamped paperwork from the NFA Branch. Upon the return of the approved paperwork the dealer can allow the buyer to take possession of their class III device. A copy of the approved paperwork must accompany the device at all times (the original should be stored in a safe deposit box). Fully automatic firearms and suppressors can be transported to other states that allow their ownership, but to transport a class III into one of the states which prohibit private ownership can subject the owner to serious state felony charges.
Knowledge and training before, is critical!
A&J Gun has multiple NRA certified instructors on staff, for basic firearm safety and instruction. As well as more advanced instructors including LE and simunitions. Some of our courses include Basic Pistol, Refuse To Be A Victim, and Eddie Eagle. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a class for yourself or your organizations.
A&J Guns also offers on-location security consultaions and threat assesments for corporations and non-profits.