a reply to: yuppa
Ok, i think the problem is, you are misunderstanding the class 3 . the class 3 license is for manufactures of weapons primarily.
All NFA (national firearm act) items, this included SBRs, suppressors, fully automatic weapons and destructive devices i.e mortors, etc, are subject
to the ATF form 4 , background check, fbi fingerprinting, law enforcement signature and registration.
from the ATF website
"Q: The types of firearms that must be registered in the National Firearm Registration and Transfer Record are defined in the NFA and 27 CFR, Part
479. What are some examples?
Some examples of the types of firearms that must be registered are:
The frames or receivers of machine guns;
Any combination of parts designed and intended for use in converting weapons into machine guns;
Any part designed and intended solely and exclusively for converting a weapon into a machine gun;
Any combination of parts from which a machine gun can be assembled if the parts are in the possession or under the control of a person;
Silencers and any part designed and intended for fabricating a silencer;
Destructive devices; and,
“Any other weapon.”
A few examples of destructive devices are:
Anti-tank guns (over caliber .50);
A few examples of “any other weapon” are:
Ithaca Auto-Burglar guns;
Cane guns; and,
Gadget-type firearms and “pen” guns which fire a projectile by the action of an explosive.
[26 U.S.C. 5845] "
Q: How can an individual legally acquire NFA firearms?
Basically, there are 2 ways that an individual (who is not prohibited by Federal, State, or local law from receiving or possessing firearms) may
legally acquire NFA firearms:
By transfer after approval by ATF of a registered weapon from its lawful owner residing in the same State as the transferee.
By obtaining prior approval from ATF to make NFA firearms.
[27 CFR 479.62-66 and 479.84-86]"
See the way it works, is each of these types of items are registered upon manufacture, or in the case of pre 1986 machine guns etc, upon
transfer.Then transferred again once you purchase them.