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Posted: 11/18/2002 7:02:04 AM EDT
Sec. 5841. Registration of firearms (a) Central registry.:The Secretary shall maintain a central registry of all firearms in the United States which are not in the possession or under the control of the United States.This registry shall be known as the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.The registry shall include: (1) identification of the firearm; (2) date of registration;and (3) identification and address of person entitled to possession of the firearm. (b) By whom registered.:Each manufacturer, importer, and maker shall register each firearm he manufactures, imports, or makes.Each firearm transferred shall be registered to the transferee by the transferor. (c) How registered.:Each manufacturer shall notify the Secretary of the manufacture of a firearm in such manner as may by regulations be prescribed and such notification shall effect the registration of the firearm required by this section.Each importer, maker, and transferor of a firearm shall, prior to importing, making, or transferring a firearm, obtain authorization in such manner as required by this chapter or regulations issued thereunder to import, make, or transfer the firearm, and such authorization shall effect the registration of the firearm required by this section. (d) Firearms registered on effective date of this act.:A person shown as possessing a firearm by the records maintained by the Secretary pursuant to the National Firearms Act in force on the day immediately prior to the effective date of the National Firearms Act of 1968 shall be considered to have registered under this section the firearms in his possession which are disclosed by that record as being in his possession. (e) Proof of registration.:A person possessing a firearm registered as required by this section shall retain proof of registration which shall be made available to the Secretary upon request.
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Specifically (e). Who has the right to ask to see this? Can you be detained prior to making this available? What is the crime associated with not making this available? Please guys, I honestly do not mean any harm or flaming. This is a sincere question. Please help me understand what this means. Jimno2506
Link Posted: 11/18/2002 7:10:40 AM EDT
perhaps you could tell us where the heck you copied and pasted this from i don't know if it's brady's agenda or current california law and i don't feel like searching to find out
Link Posted: 11/18/2002 7:24:41 AM EDT
Armed, http://www.nraila.org/media/misc/FederalFirearms.htm#Sec.%205841 The actual page it came from is pasted above. This information is posted by the NRA on their website. According to the NRA page it is a copy of the laws for our use. Here is the index page http://www.nraila.org/media/misc/FederalFirearms.htm Jimno
Link Posted: 11/18/2002 7:29:13 AM EDT
What is that, the NFA?
Link Posted: 11/18/2002 7:33:27 AM EDT
It is a section of TitleII of the GCA circa 1968. Jimno
Link Posted: 11/18/2002 7:58:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jetlag: What is that, the NFA?
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It is indeed. 26 USC 5841, to be precise. It applies to machine guns, destructive devices and AOWs.
Who has the right to ask to see this?
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The person to whom proof of registration must be shown is the the Secretary of the Treasury and his agents. In other words, BATF. It would not be smart to fail to show proof of registration to any other LEO who might request it, since it is illegal to possess these things without registering them.
Can you be detained prior to making this available?
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Can you be detained for driving without a license or failing to provide proof of insurance? You bet.
What is the crime associated with not making this available?
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As for the penalty for failing to make the information available to the Secretary on request: "Any person who violates or fails to comply with any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $10,000, or be imprisoned not more than ten years, or both." 26 USC 5871. But that's not all: "Any firearm involved in any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to seizure and forfeiture...." 26 USC 5872.
Link Posted: 11/18/2002 8:01:18 AM EDT
Just to be clear, the quoted law is referring to machine guns, silencers, short barrelled rifles, short barrelled shotguns, and destructive devices. I'm not very familiar with machine gun laws, but I'd recommend you keep proof of registration with the gun at all times. Most LEOs you run into will probably want to see it.
Link Posted: 11/18/2002 8:34:18 AM EDT
Phineas, Thank you so much for the help. Jimno2506
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