August 2010 Archives: NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog  

August 2010 Archives

August 29, 2010

New Silencer and Full Auto Shooting Range Opens in GA

Around 6-8 months ago I was approached about a new Gun Range in the Atlanta Georgia area (on Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs), it was suppose to be high tech, have movable targets and also include a gun store. I decided to invest in it, while I have no active role in the day to day management, I felt that under the new FCC disclosure requirements, and even without them, it was proper for me to disclose my ownership interest in the operations. I have not seen the completed indoor range yet, but have seen it during the construction. I recently saw a thread on silencertalk discussing the range and wanted to share it with everyone. I must say that I was shocked by the pictures and its looks nicer than I was expecting. I am looking forward to visiting the range next weekend when I drive through Atlanta. Take a look for yourself at the pictures of the Sandy Springs Gun Club and let me know what you think about the range pictures on Silencer Talk.

If you know of other full auto and silencer friendly gun clubs let me know and I will be adding them to each state's listings

August 16, 2010

Does 922(R) apply to SBR's?

922r.gifOver the weekend I received an email from asking if 922R applies to SBR's, For example converting a MP5 Pistol to an SBR.

Section 922 Paragraph R states:

"It shall be unlawful for any person to assemble from imported parts any semiautomatic rifle or any shotgun which is identical to any rifle or shotgun prohibited from importation under section 925(d)(3) of this chapter as not being particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes except that this subsection shall not apply to--

  1. the assembly of any such rifle or shotgun for sale or distribution by a licensed manufacturer to the United States or any department or agency thereof or to any State or any department, agency, or political subdivision thereof; or

  2. the assembly of any such rifle or shotgun for the purposes of testing or experimentation authorized by the Attorney General. "


Full Text of Title 18 of the US Code (18 USC), Chapter 44 Section 922

In the past, ATF has issued letters stating that this type of conversion does and does not come into play. I was talking with Joshua Prince, a PA Gun Trust Lawyer®, and he believes that 922R does not come into play because 922r deals with sporting arms and only makes it a crime to manufacture the item not be in possession of it.

There are several good discussions of 922r if you want to read about it. One that goes into a lot of detail is found on this page.

August 13, 2010

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer® is BLAWG of the Day

Tom Mighel at Inter Alia, an internet legal research web blog, listed the NFA Gun Trust Lawyer® Blog as the Blawg of the day. Blawg is a term used in the legal community for a legal blog.

August 3, 2010

Is it legal to take my NFA Firearms on an Airplane (Class 3, Title II)?

Yes it is legal in most instances to travel with your NFA firearms (those sold by a class 3 dealer and often referred to as TItle II firearms). You will have the same restrictions as traveling with a normal firearm but also need to comply with the regulations for interstate travel with a NFA firearm. For more information on transporting NFA firearms across state lines see our ATF Form 5320.20 page.

Remember that they need to be legal in your destination state.