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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:27 PM

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What do I need?

I'm sure this has been asked before. But I am just trying to figure this out and I cannot nail down any sort of information which I really can deem reliable. What I wanna know is how do I become legal to own a fully auto weapon? I want to have this at some point but I am unclear as to how this process works. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses
5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:30 PM

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:32 PM

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Nope CT

Nope CT

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses
5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:34 PM

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Don't know about CT.

I believe samD has said something about it here in Az. before though. I think it's about a $250.00 permit/tax, and it has to be registered. Other than that I'm not sure, and really I'm not sure about what I just said.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:37 PM

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All I know is that it IS legal to own one here. But I have no idea about the permitting process or anything. I am very confused with all of it. I'm kinda hoping that there is someone on here who has a permit/license (whatever it is) for this sort of thing who can guide me through the process.

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses
5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:40 PM

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A good place to start would be to call your local police department and ask them. If you have a county sheriffs department, also give them a call. they will tell you all you need to know.

5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:44 PM

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Yeah, That is true. But I'd rather not cause a stir if I don't have to. I am sure you well understand this as you are from Cali. I'd rather be armed to the teeth with infor before I go down that route. Because I believe that I have to recieve permission from my town to own them.

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses
5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:55 PM

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ssrs10

The process to get a class 3 weapon is you must first find a dealer in your state with a license to transfer them. Once done, you pay up front for the weapon and fill out a pile of paperwork and include a 200 dollar fee in addition to the dealer's charge. It used to take between 2 and 6 months for the background check and fingerprint id to get done, but it's normally done in three to five weeks. Of course that may be quite different with all the purchases happening thanks to the gun industry's best salesman Obama. The last I read, the ATF said the checks were getting done in 28 days, but some were finished in as little as nine. After all that, you should be good. I'm looking forward to getting some NFA devices, but I'll have to wait until I get out of the army, as I may get stationed in a non-machine gun state. I'm really looking forward to getting a Surefire supressor for my M4 and a Benelli 14" entry shotgun. Good luck and post some pics if you get something.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:56 PM

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ssrs10

I don't have the national BATFE number in my phone, but you can find it online or here is the number for the field office in Kansas City and they should be able to answer questions or direct you to the right office.
(816) 559-0700

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 11:40 PM

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ssrs10

Almost all of what runawaygun762 told you is right. You will need a letter from your cheif of police saying you are a good guy and never been in trouble. Plus, you have to have 2 photo ID's pictures like they use for a US Passports.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 12:23 AM

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fordvg, runaway

But I must first recieve a license for this? Or can I just decide to buy one tomorrow and just go get the letters of rec and whatnot and just go buy the damned thing? The reason I ask this is because I have read soem places that a civilian does not need a license to purchase a fully auto weapon as long as it was manufactured prior to 1986.

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses
5 years 39 weeks ago, 12:30 AM

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the license is what you need to deal in NFA weapons. All you have to do is pay 200 dollars for the tax stamp on your application as a private citizen. the May '86 thing is for SOT (class 3) dealers. Any class 3 weapon produced after 1986 can only be sold to a law enforcement or government agency. For instance, you can buy an M2 .50 Machine gun that was produced in the states in April 1986 as a private citizen, but not if it was made in June 1986. Because the ones made after May 1986, of course, are much too dangerous for commoners to have.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 12:35 AM

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No, about recieveing a license first. Like runawaygun said, find a class 3 dealer and see which gun you what to buy. The dealer will help you to fill out the paperwork and tell you where to go to have your fingerprints done. You still have to have a $200 tax stamp for all full auto weapons. You can not buy any full auto firearms made after 1986. This is why the Class 3 firearms are so much to buy. The government said in 1986 that we don't have to right to buy firearms like this.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 9:34 AM

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Now if I was to get the license to deal and transfer would I be legal to purchase fully auto weapons which were mad after 1986?

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses
5 years 39 weeks ago, 12:37 AM

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Read you loud and clear. Thanks

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses
5 years 39 weeks ago, 8:44 AM

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Tax stamp

If I remeber it is a 200 dollar tax stamp for every level 3 you have. The tax stamps are also required for supressors as well. Good luck ssrs10

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 8:56 AM

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Your right Hillbilly77

It is 200 for each transfer. I just wonder what the tax dollers go for? Probably for new dinner wear at the white house.

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