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Posted: 2/2/2006 2:39:35 PM EDT
I was wondering, I am planning on SBRing my new 9mm AR and a buddy of mine told me that if you own an SBR or any NFA shit, the ATF can pay you a visit anytime they want.

Is this fact even true?

I am 26 years old and have never done drugs and none of my friends do drugs, but.......we do drink quite a bit on the weekends.

My question is what happens if the ATF shows up and there I am with a lampshade on my head?

Do I need to quit the recreational drinking on the weekends?

Have you ever been paid a "visit"?

Any info will be appreciated.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 2:55:47 PM EDT
I'm not going to claim to be a true source here.

But here are my thoughts:
If that is true, the ATF visiting anytime, why would you be worried about doing a LEGAL activity. Operating a firearm drunk is stupid, but not illegal. Plus you aren't even operating it (at least I hope not).
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 3:01:59 PM EDT
No, they can't. Not without a warrent anyway.

That rumor comes from the fact that they can do it to a FFL.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 3:31:43 PM EDT
From Bardwell:

As to one who is neither a FFL nor SOT, but only owns weapons
regulated under the National Firearms Act, ATF may only compel you
to show an agent upon request the registration paperwork, that is
the Form 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or whatever else might have been used to
register the weapon. See 26 U.S.C. sec. 5841(e). They do not have
any right to compel you to produce the weapon. As always the
Fourth amendment applies, and ATF may not enter your home or other
place of storage of the NFA weapon, nor seize the weapon, without
a warrant
, or without falling under an exception the Supreme Court
has created to the operation of the Fourth amendment, or without
your consent.


www.titleii.com/BardwellOLD/nfa_faq.txt
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 10:49:26 PM EDT
Your buddy is an idiot.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:17:40 AM EDT



another anti-gun myth that has crept into the gun world over the years.

send in your paperwork. you won't regret it.


Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:08:14 PM EDT
Getting a tax stamp is like having sex. The first time you do it. Your nervous and your not sure if your doing it right. Then after the first time; you just want to keep doing it.
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