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BATFE Changes and Examiner Assignments

Recent NFA Branch Examiner Changes Effective July 1, 2011, the BATFE has restructured how examiners are assigned in its NFA branch. From this point on, Forms 1, 2, 10, and 5320.20 will be assigned to an examiner based on the applicant’s address. Forms 3, 4, and 9 will be assigned to an examiner based on [...]

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The NFA and Search Warrants

The Urban Legend Of The NFA And Search Warrants As a shooter in addition to a lawyer, I get to hear some pretty interesting fairy tales. Among the most persistent rumors among the NFA community is this one: “If I get an NFA item, the BATFE can enter my home without a warrant and search [...]

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Background Checks for NFA Trusts

Is There An NCIS Background Check For NFA Trusts? While NFA trusts are the current de facto method for owning NFA items, there are still many misconceptions regarding an NFA Trust. One popular misconception is that when an NFA Trust acquires an NFA item, no background check is conducted. This is entirely incorrect. No Background [...]

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