The new regulations only require applicants to notify their chief law enforcement officer of their application to purchase a weapon.
As such, the processes behind purchasing and possessing many legal firearms remain a mystery. We commonly hear statements about how a person may not own a machine gun, how silencers are illegal, and so forth. These statements contain half-truths.
We're here to help inform you of the specifics and ensure your NFA weapons purchase is simple and easy. You can own machine guns, silencers, and other weapons regulated under the NFA, provided they are legal to own in your state. There is little other than a simple list of local, state, and federal laws in place to ensure your application for and ownership of said weapons are in proper order—with almost no hassle at all.
General Guidelines to Get You Started
Ownership and Possession
Must not be classified as a “prohibited person.” Be at least 21 years of age to purchase a machine gun from the current owner. Be a legal resident of the United States. Be legally eligible to purchase a firearm. Pass a BATFE background check with a typical process time of 5 to 10 months. Pay a one-time $200 transfer tax. (You’ll need a stamp for each machine gun.)