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Posted: 1/1/2006 7:14:52 PM EDT
My dad has been collecting for years and years now and has had the same fully auto weapons since the early 80's. Arent fully auto's banned now to civilians in Texas unless your a dealer? He is not a dealer but still has several fully automatic weapons. I really dont know how to ask this question but he couldnt get in trouble for owning them now huh? Although he's had them for over 20 years. And what about him shooting them in his backyard. And just to note he is very much out of city limits and has a good bit of land that he lives on. In other words can he take these fully-auto's in his backyard and legally shoot all he wants to without getting in any trouble. Just a question ive been thinking about. I dont know anything about fully auto's i only collect handguns and thats it but does it all. Thanxs.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:20:06 PM EDT
Since we all know your Dad is a Law Abiding Citizen and its NOT Illegal to own Transferable Machineguns providing the paperwork and tax stamps have been taken care of,there should be no worries.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:21:07 PM EDT
Doesn't matter how long he's had them, if he doesn't have a tax stamp, its a problem. If he has it, all is well and he can keep them...just be careful with future changes in ownership.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:21:22 PM EDT
As long as he acquired his full autos legally, he is good to go.

Unless a local law prohibits it, he can shoot them in his backyard if he wants to.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:21:58 PM EDT
as long as the guns are in the NFA registry for your dad they are fine, you and I can both buy and own machine guns today that were made before the 1986 cutoff, they are just expensive. There is just a $200 tax stamp you apply for through your local CLEO and BATFE to transfer a machine gun into your name once you have bought it. Only class III dealers with demonstration letters from CLEOs or USG can make NEW machine guns after 1986.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:28:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Gunner:
as long as the guns are in the NFA registry for your dad they are fine, you and I can both buy and own machine guns today that were made before the 1986 cutoff, they are just expensive. There is just a $200 tax stamp you apply for through your local CLEO and BATFE to transfer a machine gun into your name once you have bought it. Only class III dealers with demonstration letters from CLEOs or USG can make NEW machine guns after 1986.



Oh ok i see well i'll have to tell him that. He has purchased them legally.....in fact he is friends with a certain judge in our area...(which i wont say his name) but he did purchase them from him and a local police department during the early 80's when they used to have the police auctions. Ok well this much has helped. Thanks alot guys.
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