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Owning a class 3 weapon such as machine gun or silencer is relatively simple. There are few rules and regulations that you must comply with. They are very simple and generally are like you purchasing another gun with few extra steps.

Laws that went into effect in May 19th 1986 that made it illegal for CIVILIANS to own any fully automatic weapons that were manufactured after that date. You may only own a machine gun that was manufactured and registered with the BATF before May 1986 and anything after that restricted for Military and Law Enforcement use only.

All NFA items must be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Private owners wishing to purchase an NFA item must obtain approval from the ATF, obtain a signature from the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) who is the county sheriff or city or town chief of police (not necessarily permission), pass an extensive background check to include submitting a photograph and fingerprints, fully register the firearm, receive ATF written permission before moving the firearm across state lines, and pay a tax. The request to transfer ownership of an NFA item is made on an ATF Form 4.

The tax for privately manufacturing any NFA firearm (other than machineguns, which are generally illegal to manufacture) is $200. Transferring requires a $200 tax for all NFA except AOW's, for which the transfer tax is $5 (although the manufacturing tax remains $200).

The registration or transfer process (to an individual or corporation) takes approximately 3–6 months to complete as of October 2011. Additionally, the firearm can never be handled or transported by any other private individual unless the firearm's registered owner is present. Corporations which own NFA can loan them to any employee of the corporation with a letter of permission on the corporate letterhead. NFA items owned by trusts may be legally possessed by any trustee (i.e., if a husband and wife are both trustees, either of them may use and transport the firearm without the other present).

 

 

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West Houston Firearms proudly sales the following brands of firearms and firearm accessories American Tactical Imports Armscor/Rock Island Armory Arsenal Inc. Auto-Ordnance Barrett Beretta Bersa Browning Bushmaster Chiappa Firearms Ltd. Colt Crimson Trace CZ USA Del-Ton Diamondback Firearms Double Tap DPMS/Panther Arms EOTech Inc. European American Armory FN Manufacturing, Inc. Glock Heckler & Koch Henry Repeating Arms Hi-Point Firearms Hornady Howa Interstate Arms Corp Kahr Arms Kel-Tec LaserLyte Legacy Sports Les Baer Custom Leupold Magnum Research Mossberg Para USA Plinker Tactical POF USA Pro Mag PTR 91 Inc. Puma Redfield Remington Rossi Ruger Savage Arms Smith & Wesson Springfield Armory SRM Arms Streamlight Taser International Taurus Thompson/Center Tristar Umarex USA U.S. Firearms U.S. Repeating Arms (Winchester) USSG Inc Volquartsen Custom Walther Weatherby Windham Weaponry