The National Firearms Act defines what is criminal conduct. The prohibited activities include but are not limited to:
- Engaging in the business of firearms (manufacturing, importing, selling) without a license and tax;
- Receiving a firearms in violation of the act;
- Possessing a firearms in violation of the NFA;
- Receiving or possessing a firearms not registered to yourself in violation of the NFA;
- Transferring or making a firearm in violation of the NFA; or
- Removing, changing, or obliterating a serial number of an NFA firearm.
Many individuals are under the mistaken belief that they can allow someone to shoot their NFA firearm when in their possession. Although a dealer license allows this, the individual license does not and both individuals would be in violation of the NFA and subject to the criminal penalties as such.
If you would like someone else to be able to use or be in possession of your NFA firearms, you should consider a NFA gun trust or business entity to purchase or hold the item in. For more information Contact a NFA Lawyer.