Please list every major firearm forum with a NFA section on the internet.
I'm currently pursuing a gentler / direct route of trying to convince a supposedly pro-NFA organization to change their self destructive ways. I've got half a dozen highly experienced gun trust lawyers in my corner. Several of them have even offered their services to help to minimize the damage. I've also got three manufacturers in my corner and I'm waiting to hear back from the American Silencer Organization and the NRA-ILA. Nobody I've talked to is supporting these guys. Most couldn't believe what I was telling them. So I'm pretty sure I'm doing the right thing. We are reaching out to them via email and phone. If cordial and direct communication fails, I will make sure every single NFA gun owner on the internet knows what they are up to.
Right now I have
For a complete background. See the GrassRootsNC thread. There is a pro-NFA group called "North Carolina NFA Defense Association" working with Grass Roots North Carolina that is supporting mass fingerprints and mugshots of everyone on NFA trusts. That means a family of 6 with 10 stamps gets 60 fingerprints. Their website is here:
And their form letter
http://www.ncgunowners.com/forum/showth ... #pid485093
http://www.grnc.org/grnc-alerts-archive ... ter-owners
In the matter of 27 CFR Part 479 docket number ATF 41P Part 479, RIN: 1140-AA43, Machine Guns, Destructive Devices and Certain Other Firearms; Background Checks for responsible Persons of a Corporation, Trust or Other Legal Entity With Respect to Making or transferring a Firearm:
We agree with the ATF proposal requiring fingerprints and mug shot of all adult applicants or responsible party of a trust or LLC acquiring NFA firearms. The above process would ensure that NFA firearms are not acquired by any prohibited person(s).
That being said, we are opposed to any expansion requirement mandating CLEO certification as outlined within the docket. The simple change in verbiage proposed by ATF, in our experience would not encourage CLEOs to process applicant paperwork; as there are too many perceived liabilities, political, and professional ramifications associated with NFA firearm acquisition. These perceptions have resulted in a measureable decrease of CLEO endorsed transfers, which has attributed to the explosive popularity of Trusts and LLC NFA applications.
The resources available to ATF/NFA including but not limiting to NCIC, TECS, NLETS, III, and NICBCS databases more than adequately ensure that all applicants are fully screened. If any CLEO involvement were required by ATF/NFA the only acceptable process should be CLEO notification post procurement.
This could be accomplished by requiring the successful application to provide the CLEO with a copy of the federal transfer paperwork, or by requiring the name and address of the CLEO being listed on the application form. This name and address would allow ATF/NFA to mail a copy of the applicant’s form to said applicants CLEO upon successful execution of the transfer.