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Old February 10, 2006, 09:54 AM   #1
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Legal question

I recently ordered some form 1s and fingerprint cards because I am considering converting my ar-15 and my PS90(when I get it) into SBR. This is a first for me and my question is that I got a DUI in Pa a few years ago which went through ARD(this is a first offender program that while you are still punished for the crime it lets you off the hook legally and keeps your record clean). I am free and clear of this now and have had no other legal problems ever before or since. I read through the NFA forms and all the questions and so forth and found no reason that I can not go ahead with this. Has anyone else dealt with this? Am I being paranoid or am I wasting my time.

PS I have boughten firearms legally since then and have gotten my carry permit back, no problems there
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Old February 10, 2006, 10:07 AM   #2
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If you can legally buy a handgun chances are you will have no problems being approved for NFA. The only hitch is the local CLEO signoff. It is pretty much his discretion who gets a signature and who doesn't.
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Old February 10, 2006, 10:18 AM   #3
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Mental health illnesses will get you denied. The ATF checks everything, and takes up to 90 days here in Indiana. Federal and state checks are for criminal records.
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Old February 10, 2006, 10:56 AM   #4
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A DUI shouldn't be a problem UNLESS your local chief of police or CLEO knows about it and thinks it may be a problem allowing you to have a full auto. As Boofus said, its completely discretionary as to whether they sign the F1, so while a DUI would not legally preclude you from owning one, it might make getting a local CLEO signature a little more difficult.
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Old February 10, 2006, 11:28 AM   #5
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The Sherrif did approve my carry permit after it happened. You would think that a SBR would be less of a concern than that even.
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Old February 11, 2006, 06:38 AM   #6
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I have a friend in another state who likes full auto

his sheriff will not sign off at all. His solution was to form a corporation, it seems a corp. can get the tax licsense too and the sheriff does not have to sign... I could be wrong but I think that's the way he explained it.
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Old February 13, 2006, 07:01 AM   #7
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Blume, that is an good way of doing it and that may be my next step if I am turned down. The only drawback is that if you want to keep your NFA stuff forever you have to keep up the corp. forever
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