Class III Dealers and Purchases in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Area


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Anthony
April 10, 2003, 12:58 PM
Hello Everyone,

While visiting the gun show over in the Amon Carter Exhibit hall in Fort Worth, Texas this past weekend I had a very unpleasant conversation with a Class III dealer at the show.

He claimed that it was useless to try and purchase any type of Class III items (e.g., sound suppressors, fully automatic weapons, etc.) in either Tarrant or Dallas counties unless you were good friends with the district attorney.

I seriously doubt his story for several reasons:

* Just a few years ago I was told by a reputable Class III dealer that it was not a problem to get the signatures. Unfortunately I have lost track of that dealer.

* If memory serves the district attorney is not involved in the signature process. It is either the Sheriff or Chief of Police that must sign, but my memory might be sketchy.

* He initially asked what I was looking for before making this claim.

* The fact that the prospective transaction would be a simple transfer instead of buying something he had in stock.

* The fact that this dealer was located in a remote part of Dallas County might have meant that processing the sale might not have been worth his time.

Is there any truth to his claims? If yes, is there a way around the problem?

Does anyone know of a reputable Class III dealer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that I could do business with?

I'm looking to buy a house in either Dallas or Tarrant County in the foreseeable future. So if either one has a problem with Class III items I would like to know now before committing to either area.

- Anthony

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Greybeard
April 10, 2003, 02:10 PM
I don't have particulars handy, but have friends who have purchased from a guy named "Nick".

I think there is a gun show this weekend at Market Hall. He used to have tables near the far southwest end, (just before the junk dealers under balcony).

If ya don't locate by first of next week, PM me and I'll do some more asking around.

cola8d8
April 10, 2003, 04:56 PM
I have heard that in some counties in the Dalls/Ft. Worth area it is hard to get someone to sign off. Yes the DA can sign for you... The below taken from: Subguns.com Laws link (http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/wbardwel/public/nfalist/nfa_faq.txt)



Step 1: You ask the following persons if they would sign; the
local chief of police (if any), the local sheriff, the local
district (prosecuting) attorney, the chief of the state police, and
the state Attorney General. The CLEO can delegate the signing
duty, for his convenience, if he wishes. Ask that they refuse in
writing, if that is what they will do

CleverNickname
April 10, 2003, 05:50 PM
If you can't find someone to sign off on your form 4, you can always start a corporation. Corporate transfers don't require a signoff.

blades67
April 10, 2003, 05:55 PM
You could simply call the DA and ask him.

chas_martel
April 12, 2003, 12:09 AM
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