NFA Firearms (also called Title II Firearms) are guns and other items regulated
by the National Firearms Act (the “NFA”). Many people mistakenly refer to
them as “Class 3” firearms or weapons. The NFA regulates the sale, use,
possession, and transfer of machine guns, short-barreled shotguns and rifles,
silencers, destructive devices, and AOWs.
In most states, some or all of these items are LEGAL to own. In addition to
state regulation, federal law regulates these items under the NFA. Individuals,
business entities, and trusts are permitted to purchase NFA firearms if allowed
by state law. To obtain permission to transfer or make these items, the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (the “BATFE” or “ATF”) requires
completion of a Form1 or Form 4 along with payment of $200 for a tax stamp.