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AR10 02-12-2013 01:09 PM

Taking A Couple Inches Off Their Barrels To Get A Tax Stamp To Avoid The Gun Ban?
 
How Many People are Taking A Couple Inches Off Their Barrels To Get A Tax Stamp To Avoid The Gun Ban?

A local news show did a story on a machine shop that was converting any rifle to a short barreled riffle in compliance with the class 3 laws, to get around a possible gun ban. The owner quit his other full time job because he has so many orders for business he could not keep up at part time. He is also opening another custom shop in another town.

Is this a good idea, to buy the tax stamps to beat the feds at their own game?

I already have a 14.5" barrel on an AR with a soldered on long flash hider. A regular flash hider would be an easy upgrade to class 3 if I did the paperwork first and paid the ransom of $200.

potentialglock 02-12-2013 01:46 PM

How does this keep it off the list for a gun ban?

blindshooter 02-12-2013 03:31 PM

That's very interesting. I would like a little more info on that too.

CA357 02-12-2013 06:18 PM

It seems like that would be out of the frying pan into the fire to me.

TNFrank 02-13-2013 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 1134683)
It seems like that would be out of the frying pan into the fire to me.

Ditto, you have to apply for and receive the Tax Stamp FIRST before you do any modifications to the gun. Also, to get this stamp you have to jump through a bunch of hoops like asking permission of the Chief Law Enforcement Agent of your area, send in a Finger Print Card to the ATF and summit to a background check along with paying your $200.
This is basically all the crazy stuff that they want to make law for ownership of what are now legal semi-autos that only currently require a Form 4473 and Brady Check so why do their job for em'. Wait for it to happen before you volunteer to do it.

Vikingdad 02-13-2013 07:02 AM

Wouldn't you be better off if you lost your guns in some sort of boating accident at sea and report them lost? Personally I would rather have to report my guns lost (not stolen) than to have to jump through all of those hoops and register the gun, have to pay the tax stamp, and then the mothereffing Feds come and confiscate them down the road anyhow:mad:. That would suck.

















Whats this? My AR wasn't lost at sea it was just misplaced in the back of my sock drawer? Now how on Earth did I miss it there!

John_Deer 02-13-2013 07:13 AM

A good one is you leaned the camo AR-15 against a tree to free a hand to relieve yourself. You got caught up in nature. 10 minutes later you could not find your gun. They don't have to know the tree is in the back yard.

Vikingdad 02-13-2013 03:34 PM

Currently there is no law requiring that you record the serial numbers and descriptions of the firearms you lose- so as long as you do not try to collect an insurance claim on firearms that may later be found, there is no harm no foul that I can see.

John_Deer 02-13-2013 04:04 PM

I wonder how many firearms were reported as lost when the Canadians tried to register all guns? Not to mention the rural sheriffs departments that did not have the manpower to keep up a registry.

msup752 02-13-2013 04:16 PM

MI requires lost guns to be reported. The serial numbers are entered in NCIC so if they are checked, it will show the firearm lost.


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