posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by dogstar23
Hello, here is a little info I found regading machine gun purchase in the USA:
Ever since the National Firearms Act of 1934, individuals buying machineguns have required the same procedure for each machinegun.
1) Federal transfer form with fingerprints and photographs for the background check.
2) One-time transfer tax of $200.
When your form is approved, a Federal stamp in the amount of $200 is attached to your form certifying approval. This form is your ‘permission
slip’ to own that specific machinegun.
1. You must be a US citizen over 21
2. You must not have been convicted of a crime
3. You must live in a state and jurisdiction that does not prohibit machineguns.
States that prohibit machineguns:
see this site for more info about your state:
You may find this interesting: Before 1934 you could own MG without any issues but the people like Machine Gun Kelly and others (such as they found
guys hunting deer with Thompson SMG!!)
So they didn't want to completely prevent legal ownership of a MG to the public (the good old days when they actually thought before passing a law!)
they put the $200 transfer fee thinking few would own one unless they really wanted to spend the money! $200 in the mid-30's was a lot of bucks!
We have a firing range here in Arizona that has some MG clubs and you can fire any of the clubs guns. The .50 Caliber is $5 a round! kinda pricey!
My brother is a gunsmith and has a legal Uzi, lots of fun!!