Sounds like you’re an ideal candidate to make #1 happen. Find a willing Class III dealer, pay for a new M4, file the Form 4 properly and completely, get rejected by the BATFE, and follow Mr. Heller’s process, case, and verdict to the letter. Being a “retired member” may be key to winning.
I'm not sure I follow. I've never looked at Form 4 prior to now but in glancing at it I'm not sure what basis the ATF would have for rejecting me. Could you elaborate?