View Full Version : Any Active Duty Miltary that own NFA?

August 13, 2002, 12:49 AM
I was just wondering if their were any AD out there that own NFA, what would you do if you got transferred to a state that does not allow NFA? Is there any provision that would allow you to take them with you or must you sell or store them? Is this not a real possibility? Also one other question, could I register and store a NFA weapon at my home of record while I am stationed somewhere else?
I am asking because I am AD USMC and would like to start an NFA collection, but I've still got 17 more years before I can retire.

August 13, 2002, 02:45 AM
I was stationed aboard a submarine, so possession was not a problem. While I didn't know of anyone having an NFA at the time, we could store our personal firearms in the small arms locker of the ship and take them out when we wanted to shoot.

It will most likely be up to your command whether or not to allow storage of the weapons at your duty station. BTW, you must get prior approval from ATF on SOME NFA weapons before taking them across state lines. Kinda a weird law. Machineguns require permission, but suppressors do not.

If you own NFA weapons and can not carry them with you to your duty station, you may place them in storage with a friend or relative at a location the weapon is legal. It must be secured in a case/safe that only you have the key to. No one at the residence can be able to access the firearm while you're gone. You then write to the ATF and inform them of the location where your weapons are being stored. It's also a good idea to leave a copy of your forms with whoever owns the house, in case something happens (ie theft, fire, etc.).

August 13, 2002, 08:32 AM

ALL NFA DD, MG, SBS and SBRs transported out of the home state require prior approval on a form 5320.20 (refer to instructions on the back side of the form).

This does not apply to suppressors.

August 13, 2002, 05:55 PM

Yep. Also does not apply to AOW's, hence "...prior approval from ATF on SOME NFA weapons...":)

August 14, 2002, 11:53 AM
AOWs, oops, yes forgot about my pengun!