Bob Owens

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Does this mean what I think it means?

Written By: Bob - Apr• 26•12

Oh, please-please-please let this actually be what it sounds like:

According to the National Firearms Act Trade & Collectors Association, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) are preparing to remove the often burdensome Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) signature requirement from Form 1 and Form 4 for NFA firearms.

Does this actually mean we can now obtain suppressors and SBRs without having the local sheriff’s/police chief’s  sign-off requirement blocking us? No more agonizing on whether an NFA trust will actually shelter you if the local DA decides to try to make a name for himself?

I’ll be keeping a close eye on this one, and that 300 BLK barrel I have coming for “Gretchen” might just need to be reconfigured…

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  1. Bob aka "Melensdad" says:

    I can’t understand why silencers need a $200 tax stamp. Those are, for those of us with our own target ranges on our land, safety devices that can not only save our hearing but also make our shooting sport more tolerable for the neighbors who live around us. If they want to regulate who has a silencer they can do so they same way they do it with an A.O.W. since those only require a $5 tax stamp.

    As for the 300 Blackout barrel for Gretchen . . . meh. Its a weak 100 year old 30-30 in a rimless case.

  2. emdfl says:

    Considering that the turnaround time is running 6-8months, what difference does a sign-off by a CLEO make?

  3. Chris says:

    I want to see a total repeal on all Federal firearms restrictions, including the 1935 firearms act.

    I want to go back to buying silencers in the hardware store, or at least the gun store.

    The rules on silencers was totally stupid and the government doesn’t deserve the $200, ever.

    I want the federal rules to be “shall not be infringed.” with emphasis on the period. In fact let’s see about an amendment to ad an exclamation point to the 2nd amendment.

  4. Sean says:

    there’s a billboard nearby that says silencing isn’t a crime, it’s a courtesy. :)