National Firearms Act

The National Firearms Act (NFA), 72nd Congress, Sess. 2, ch. 757, 48 Stat. 1236, enacted on June 26, 1934, currently codified as amended as I.R.C. ch. 53, is an Act of Congress in the United States that, in general, imposes a statutory excise tax on the manufacture and transfer of certain firearms and mandates the registration of those firearms. The Act was passed shortly after the repeal of Prohibition. The NFA is also referred to as Title II of the Federal firearms laws. The Gun Control Act of 1968 ("GCA") is Title I.All transfers of ownership of registered NFA firearms must be done through the federal NFA registry.
Posts about National Firearms Act
  • Important Update on Implementation of ATF-41F

    … the position that current law will be applied to all applications postmarked prior to July 13, 2016. ATF’s Meeting As Silencer Shop reported on its blog, ATF and representatives of ATF’s National Firearms Act Branch met with the American Suppressor Association (“ASA”) and some of its members, including Silencer Shop itself while at SHOT Show last…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 26 readers -
  • NFA Firearms, Form 1s, Engraving and Cartoon Chickens

    …? Let’s attempt to remove the dog from the hen house. In an effort to make things simple to follow, a few terms need to be defined. We will examine both the National Firearms Act and its regulations. 26 U.S.C. 5845 is where one can find the definitions for the National Firearms Act. (i) Make The term “make”, and the various derivatives…

    Adam Kraut/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • URGENT: Omnibus Bill Strips 2nd Amendment Provisions

    … from Federal firearms disabilities under United States Code” Amendment 320 provided ATF was prohibited from “the use of funds to propose or to issue a rule that would change the Chief Law Enforcement Officer certificate requirement with respect to purchase of suppressors and other firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act.” Unfortunately…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 18 readers -
  • Has ATF Directed FFLs to Abuse the NICS System?

    … of FFLs either on their own accord or through advice of counsel have begun to perform background checks when transferring NFA Firearms to trustees. But is this actually required? A person under the National Firearms Act is defined in 26 U.S.C.A. § 7701: The term “person” shall be construed to mean and include an individual, a trust, estate…

    Adam Kraut/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 26 readers -
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