- Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Part I (06/27/08);
- Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Part II (06/30/08); and
- Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Part III (07/01/08).
For the purposes of this section, concealed weapons or concealed firearms are defined as a handgun, electronic weapon or device, tear gas gun, knife, or billie, but the term does not include a machine gun as defined in s. 790.001(9).So next time your traveling with a machine gun in Florida, make sure its not concealed.
phone at 866-966-7226;
Online Contact page of the Attorney General; or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do if I purchased an Akins Accelerator from the Akins Group but have sold it or otherwise disposed of it?I, _____________________________________, certify that the enclosed spring was removed from my Akins Accelerator and sent to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on __________________(date). I understand that replacing the spring on the Akins Accelerator constitutes a violation of law.
I, _____________________________________, certify that I am no longer in possession of the Akins Accelerator that I purchased from the Akins Group. I transferred the Akins Accelerator to _____________________ on _______________________ (date).What should I do if I have a device that I think may be affected by the ruling?
Missouri House Bill 2034 SECTION 571.020
This act allows licensed importers, manufacturers, dealers, or collectors to possess, manufacture, transport, repair, or sell a firearm silencer as a curio, ornament, or keepsake.
Currently, it is not a crime for a person to possess, manufacture, transport, repair, or sell a firearm silencer if such action was incident to dealing with the silencer as a curio, ornament, or keepsake, or it is used in a lawful dramatic performance, but only if the silencer is in a non-functioning condition. Under this act, the silencer would not have to be in such non-functioning condition.
This section is identical to certain provisions to SCS/SB 1172 (2008).
Section 3.5 Lost or stolen registration documents. A person possessing a firearm registered as required by the NFA must retain proof of registration, that is, the registration form showing registration of the firearm to the person, which must be made available to ATF upon request.53 If a registrant discovers that a Form 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6A, or 10 is stolen, lost or destroyed, the registrant must immediately report the theft, loss, or destruction in writing to the NFA Branch.54 The report must contain the details of the situation. ATF will issue a duplicate copy of the registration document as the circumstances warrant.If you need to contact a local ATF field office follow this link for the AFT field division contact information.
One issue that citizens of many states face is the fact that the BATF forms which are necessary to complete a transfer of ownership of a Class III or NFA weapon (or to make certain Class III weapons) ostensibly that a local chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) sign the transfer forms. In Tennessee, this is normally the sheriff of the individual's county of residence except in Davidson County where it is the Chief of Police.
Some Tennessee law enforcement officers were unaware of the federal requirement and have taken the position that they were not required by law to sign these federal forms. In response to that problem, TFA helped write and pass legislation which requires the Tennessee chief law enforcement officers (CLEO) to cooperate in the completion of the BATF forms:
39-17-1361. Execution of documents by sheriff or chief of police. --
The sheriff or chief of police of the city of residence of a person purchasing any firearm, defined by the National Firearms Act, 26 U.S.C. § 5845 et seq., shall execute within fifteen (15) business days of any request all documents required to be submitted by the purchaser if the purchaser is not prohibited from possessing firearms pursuant to § 39-17-1316.
Despite this legislation, many CLEO's in Tennessee still refuse to process the paperwork for form 4 acquisitions. To resolve this issue, a Tennessee NFA Firearms Trust can be helpful. If you wish to purchase a class III firearm in TN please Contact a NFA Trust Attorney in Tennessee.
Tennessee law does not prohibit the ownership, possession or use of Class III weapons so long as the individual complies with federal law relative to ownership.
The Tennessee statute Section 39-17-1302 authorizes private ownership of Class III or NFA weapons in Tennessee by providing a defense to a criminal charge of possession of a "prohibited weapon". Section 39-17-1302 provides, in relevant part:
39-17-1302. Prohibited weapons. --
(a) A person commits an offense who intentionally or knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs or sells:(1) An explosive or an explosive weapon;
(2) A device principally designed, made or adapted for delivering or shooting an explosive weapon;
(3) A machine gun;
(4) A short-barrel rifle or shotgun;
(5) A firearm silencer;
(6) Hoax device;
(7) A switchblade knife or knuckles; or
(8) Any other implement for infliction of serious bodily injury or death that has no common lawful purpose.
(b) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the person's conduct:(1) Was incident to the performance of official duty and pursuant to military regulations in the army, navy, air force, coast guard or marine service of the United States or the Tennessee national guard, or was incident to the performance of official duty in a governmental law enforcement agency or a penal institution;
(2) Was incident to engaging in a lawful commercial or business transaction with an organization identified in subdivision (b)(1);
(3) Was incident to using an explosive or an explosive weapon in a manner reasonably related to a lawful industrial or commercial enterprise;
(4) Was incident to using the weapon in a manner reasonably related to a lawful dramatic performance or scientific research;
(5) Was incident to displaying the weapon in a public museum or exhibition;
(6) Was licensed by the state of Tennessee as a manufacturer, importer or dealer in weapons; provided, that the manufacture, import, purchase, possession, sale or disposition of weapons is authorized and incident to carrying on the business for which licensed and is for scientific or research purposes or sale or disposition to an organization designated in subdivision (b)(1);
(7) Involved acquisition or possession of a sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, machine gun or firearm silencer that is validly registered to the person under federal law in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Records. A person who acquires or possesses a firearm registered as required by this subdivision (b)(7) shall retain proof of registration; or
[remainder of statute omitted]
(1) to acquire firearms from non-licensee residing out-of-state;
(2) to circumvent requirements imposed on individuals to provide their fingerprints and photographs in order to receive NFA firearms and law enforcement certifications authorizing their receipt of such firearms;
(3) to purchase and use items that they are not legally able to obtain as an individual; and
(4) to avoid NFA transfer tax on firearms they receive from FFL's/SOT's.