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  • Spectacular Machine Gun Collection(Jealous much?)

    03/04/2016 7:12:54 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 3/4/2016 | Nicholas C
    I was at a local indoor action match a couple weeks ago. This guy came over and commented on my Wiselite Sterling Mk4 and Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS. He asked about the MP5 clone and then asked "Want to see a real MK4 and MP5?" Yes, yes I would. He had his friend go fetch them. We talked a bit waiting for the friend to return and he showed me some photos of his collection on his phone. I mentioned that I am a writer for TFB and so he invited me to check out his collection. There are some...
  • ATF Adding More NFA Branch Staff, Reducing Backlog, Re-Designing eForms System. Again.

    04/18/2014 8:11:53 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4/16/14 | Nick Leghorn
    ATF Adding More NFA Branch Staff, Reducing Backlog, Re-Designing eForms System. Again.By Nick Leghorn on April 17, 2014 The Truth About Guns TTAG has just received the following email from the ATF about the current status of the National Firearms Act branch, the group responsible for approving the paperwork needed to own fun stuff like silencers and short barreled firearms in the United States. The long and the short of it is that they’ve hired yet more staff and they are finally making a dent in the backlog of paperwork, but it’s going to be a long slog ahead until...
  • WW2 weapon turned in during gun buy-back program in CT(worth $30,000)

    12/08/2012 9:36:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 8 December, 2012 | Jeff Saperstone
    (NECN/NBC News: Jeff Saperstone) - Police officers in Connecticut received one very unusual weapon during a gun buy-back program last week -- the gun was from World War II and is worth over $30,000. All sorts of guns were turned in at the gun buy-back event in Hartford last Saturday, but one weapon caught the eyes of officers. "The chance to see a piece of history -- this … is absolutely unbelievable,” said Officer Lewis Crabtree of the Hartford Police Dept.
  • ATF & U.S. DOJ Plan to Remove CLEO Signature Requirement for NFA Firearms Transfers

    04/27/2012 7:17:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 April, 2012 |
    San Diego, CA --( According to the National Firearms Act Trade & Collectors Association, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) are preparing to remove the often burdensome Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) signature requirement from Form 1 and Form 4 for NFA firearms. (see article here) “NFA firearms” are highly regulated devices meeting the specific and somewhat counter-intuitive definition of “firearm” as that term is defined under the federal National Firearms Act (NFA). These “firearms” include machineguns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, destructive devices, silencers, and “any other weapons,” as that...
  • Dad's video key evidence in boy's gun show death

    12/02/2010 3:23:42 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 41 replies · 1+ views
    hosted ^ | Dec 2
    BOSTON (AP) -- As a former Massachusetts police chief heads to trial on manslaughter charges in the accidental shooting death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun fair, prosecutors and defense attorneys are wrangling over a horrific piece of evidence: a videotape of the shooting taken by the boy's father. Former Pelham police Chief Edward Fleury is scheduled to go on trial next week in the 2008 death of Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn. The boy was killed when he lost control of an Uzi at a gun fair and shot himself in the head.
  • Gun News: Firearms Dealers Creating Trusts For Customers

    05/15/2010 5:49:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies · 729+ views ^ | 14 May, 2010 | Gun Trust Lawyer
    Some dealers are currently providing trusts to their customers to avoid the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (the "CLEO") signoff that is required for individual purchasers of Title II Firearms. When a non-lawyer dealer fills out or creates a trust for an individual they are violating their state's unauthorized practice of law ("UPL") statutes. Many dealers and manufactures are providing generic trusts that do not address the unique issues of the NFA and often do not comply with the state requirements for proper execution. In the past, the ATF has accepted many of these invalid trusts and approved the transfer of...
  • Will Bellevue Chief Pillo demonstrate how easy it is to convert a semi-auto to a machine gun? (WA)

    02/01/2010 5:15:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies · 1,179+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 January, 2010 | David Codrea
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman first brought us news of Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo testifying at a Washington State Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, supposedly as a private citizen, but conveniently in uniform and armed, to urge a ban on so-called "assault weapons." One of her reasons: Assault weapons can also be easily converted to fully automatic machine guns. This assertion didn't sit well with St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann, who responded with "The 'easily converted to machine guns' myth makes a comeback." He in turn found a link to an old Southtown Star article, where a...
  • Shrike 5.56 by ARES Defense Systems Finally Makes it to Production.

    01/10/2005 11:16:50 AM PST · by 45Auto · 63 replies · 2,827+ views
    Defense Reviews (.com) ^ | 12 August 2004 | David C.
    The Shrike 5.56 LMG(Light Machine Gun) upper, by ARES Defense Systems, LLC, is in production and currently available for pre-order(both in select-fire and semi-auto-only configurations), and the ARES Defense Systems site is up and running. If you remember, DefRev reported on the Shrike 5.56 and ARES Defense Systems some time ago. If it works as advertised, the Shrike 5.56 just might throw the Squad Automatic Weapon(SAW)/LMG market right on it's ear. When fitted to a standard M16 or M4 lower, the Shrike, coming in at about 8 lbs, turns said weapon into a lightweight SAW/LMG that is supposedly every bit...
  • 2 charged with accidentally shooting woman with machine gun

    06/30/2003 11:18:43 AM PDT · by archy · 99 replies · 698+ views
    The Montana Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell, MT] ^ | Monday June 30, 2003 | staff report
    2 charged with accidentally shooting woman with machine gun Two Polson-area boys are charged with felonies after they accidentally shot a woman with a machine gun Tuesday. Lake County Undersheriff Mike Sargent said the boys, ages 13 and 16, were target practicing on Bisson Lane, south of Polson, when a shot went astray and struck a woman in the leg. She was in a field with her husband on a tractor, he said. "They were out there, throwing rounds down," Sargent said. The woman was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where she underwent surgery and is recovering, Sargent said. Deputies...