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what would keep me from being approved for NFA's?

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by ironmike369, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. ironmike369

    ironmike369

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    I'm wanting to buy a gemtech silencer for a .22lr. I live in a free state and i would love to go the NFA route. BUT... i was an idiot teenager once upon a time and i'm curious if anyone knows what types of things preclude somone from being approved?

    I can buy a firearm, is it more than that?

    ADDENDUM: I understand what NFA items are, i understand about the tax stamps, the back ground investigations, fingerprints, photo's, signatures etc. i'm more interested in background check flags.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2010
  2. Never applying for one would be the first major delay.
     


  3. r2kba

    r2kba Relax

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    Can you fill out a 4473 from a dealer to buy a firearm?
     
  4. ironmike369

    ironmike369

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    yes. I guess I should have clarified. I can pass the normal background investigation on a 4473 to purchase handguns and rifles. My only question i guess was how much more in depth is a NFA background investigation than a regular NCIS check?
     
  5. r2kba

    r2kba Relax

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    If you can buy a handgun from an FFL, complete the form 4473, answer the questions honestly of course, you will be approved for NFA transfers. You can look at a form-4 on the ATF website.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2010
  6. ironmike369

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    Well, i guess that settles it. Thanks for the help.
     
  7. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    I don't know the "exact" circumstance but I was shooting suppressed her in Texas and met a gentleman who told me he had recently been denied Form 4 approval but could by firearms. I did not ask him what he had done, but he did report being "young and dumb". Don't know how accurate his story was, for all I know he bought his guns via the gun show loop hole :dunno:
     
  8. r2kba

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    Or he lies on the 4473?


    If someone looks at the questions on the Form-4 and can answer them with the non-disqualifying yes/no answers, it should be approved.

    An NFA item is just a firearm. It holds no special firearm class that require a "more-law-abiding-person to own". So I'm confused too on that one! I'd have asked what he was denied for just to be nosy.