Hoophole for getting a legal NFA (AOW or DD only) in Hawaii; without LEO sig. and Corp Fees.
Other NFA iems are specificlly outlawed in Hawaii.
Although you will need to get a lawyer to write the Trust and the Prosecutor will take you to Court.
But hey its only $ .. Here a thought to ponder upon......
Bob in FL is a FFL/SOT and a FL Bar attorney.
"BATF will accept any "legal entity" recognized as such by your state of residence. Some trusts do qualify; others do not. As far as "living" trusts, "revokable" trusts and "irrevokable" trusts, you need to consult an attorney to make sure they are state-recognized. In general, this means that BATF can contact the Florida State Department and find (a) a record of its existence, and (b) verification that it is current and meets all state guidelines as a viable legal entity. "
Wow. I have to give you guys credit for finding all the "gray areas" of HI gun ownership lately. This NFA one is the most tempting so far. I swear you guys are going to get me in trouble.
Here's what I've been told.
3 simple steps:
1. Establish the Trust or Corp ( no LEO sign off ).
2. Find a FFL
3. Buy a Non Traditional gun (AOW ie: pen, cane gun. These USUALLY go thru local By-Laws); get the paperwork and fingerprints to BATF. This is a $5 AOW Tranfer Tax not the $200 AOW Man'fc Tax. NFA tranfers have been fast lately (Ive seen 2 weeks).
Next, Buy or build an "evil " AOW and go thru step 1-3. If they refuse to register it, Take the State to court "double standards on same type of firearm".
A "pengun" is actually classified as a "Pistol" under HRS 134-1 and is a "single shot" not semiautomatic.
These should not be a problem registering it at HPD.
Since the "AOW pengun" is reg'd as a Pistol in HPD as well as in the NFA registry.
If anyone can see were this is going ... next reg'd a Pistol with a Foregrip (AOW); Most of these will go thru also since its just a regular Pistol with a foregrip mounted not horizontal with the bore...
Any other type of AOW that resembles an "evil " weapon can now be register with the same concept such as an UZI or SAW which in turn is under definition is a "assualt pistol" in Hawaii but under NFA which is not a Title 1 gun. Now, they will conficate that NFA item and the court case begins......This is the time to get a GOOD Lawyer arguing the double standards on the same type of firearm.
Since the Trust or Corp is an "entity" the NFA are under the "entity" not you as an officer of the corp or Benifactor of the Trust. We need to see if the Officer or Benifactor are Liable for Criminal prosecution under Hawaii Law.
When making an AOW it has a $200 manufacture Tax and paperwork. The reciever or gun can never have had a stock; EVER.
A $5 Tax only applies to Transfers of already made guns.
Putting a foreGRIP (not to be mistaken for a forward handguard) on a Pistol is "making a new AOW".