Walker Tactical Firearms holds a Class 3 license that authorizes us to sell firearms and accessories that must be registered under Title II of National Firearms Act.
An NFA firearm is any weapon that is regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA). These types of weapons include machine guns, short barreled shotguns, short barreled rifles, silencers, destructive devices, and “any other weapons.”
It’s a common misconception that these weapons cannot be owned in the United States. Rather, these weapons can be owned subject to certain additional restrictions. Indeed, these weapons can still be manufactured for civilian use. The above categories are defined by the NFA as follows:
A machine gun is any gun that can fire more than one shot with a single pull of the trigger, including machine gun receivers and parts which could potentially be used for converting an ordinary gun into a machine gun.
A short barreled shotgun is any shotgun with a barrel of less than 18 inches or an overall length of less than 26 inches.
A short barreled rifle is any rifle is any rifle with a barrel of less than 16 inches or an overall length of 26 inches.
A silencer is any device for muffling the gunshot of a portable firearm.
A destructive device is an explosive, incendiary, or poison gas weapon, or any weapon with a bore over ½ inch, with the exception of some types of sporting shotguns. An example of a destructive device is a grenade launcher.
“Any other weapon” is a catchall category which includes smooth bore pistols, any pistol with more than one grip, and certain types of concealed guns such as pen guns or cane guns.
A gun trust can facilitate the ownership of NFA firearms. Contact Tom Walker at Cosho Humphrey, LLP (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.