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Posted: 2/7/2006 12:50:30 PM EDT
I was wondering if I could legally build a post sample machine gun for personal use if I only had an ffl with sot. Or, do I need to be a registered manufacturer? Unfortunately, I am currently none of the above, but I am wondering for curiosity's sake.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:01:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 1:03:33 PM EDT
The answer would be no! Only:

Class 3 with a police demo letter
Class 2 Manufacturer
There may be one or two other licenses, but that's the ones I sure of. If it were that easy, everyone would be doing it! Sorry!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:53:24 PM EDT
Cool, thanks for the posts. Now, after reading the quoted topic, I'm still confused. If I had a demo letter, could I build a machine gun for demo purposes? Honestly, I tried going the ffl/sot demo letter route to start a legit business until I discovered the hassle involved. It would be nice if the process was much easier. It's too bad that the ATF started rejecting FFL holder's years ago. I believe it's a microcosmic version of the socialist agenda behind said bureau's.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 11:41:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 11:43:49 PM EDT by David_Hineline]
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:42:57 AM EDT
I've heard several sources talk about the"cracking down" of ffl's. Didn't the ATF reduce the number of ffl's by about half years ago? I remember that someone was complaining about fun show dealers, and why there were too many ffl's.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:37:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kc8ard:
I've heard several sources talk about the"cracking down" of ffl's. Didn't the ATF reduce the number of ffl's by about half years ago? I remember that someone was complaining about fun show dealers, and why there were too many ffl's.




During one of my compliance inspection in the 90's (I'm a FFL/SOT) the examiner said in a smart voice, "There are too many FFL's out there and we are going to get most of them back!" (paraphase) all the time he is writing down the names of everyone who had bought a AR-15, SKS or AK-47. Look like he was compiling a list of assault weapons owners! I asked him if he was supposed to be doing that and I shit you not, he told me, "we are the ATF, we can do anything we want!"

Guy was a real jerk!
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 10:45:52 AM EDT
TheGunny, I think I know that examiner, was his name Janet Reno?

Justin
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 11:09:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Watman:
TheGunny, I think I know that examiner, was his name Janet Reno?

Justin




.........No, this guy was better lookin'!

It was during the Janet "Waco" Reno reign!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 11:23:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 1:59:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kc8ard:
Cool, thanks for the posts. Now, after reading the quoted topic, I'm still confused. If I had a demo letter, could I build a machine gun for demo purposes? Honestly, I tried going the ffl/sot demo letter route to start a legit business until I discovered the hassle involved. It would be nice if the process was much easier. It's too bad that the ATF started rejecting FFL holder's years ago. I believe it's a microcosmic version of the socialist agenda behind said bureau's.



No, Class 3s cannot manufacture machine guns. They may buy and sell, but manufacturing is for Class 2s.
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