Any Other Wepons (AOWs)


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Lord Soth
January 12, 2003, 07:54 PM
What does one have to do to be able to legally possess an any other weapon (AOW)? Does one have to give up certain freedoms like the ones that a person must give up in order to legally own a machine gun?

Thanks!

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Hkmp5sd
January 13, 2003, 03:04 AM
An AOW is a NFA weapon just like the machinegun. The entire process is the same except the transfer fee is $5 instead of $200 for a machinegun.

Beyond popular belief, having NFA or a C&R license does not allow ATF to search your house at anytime they desire without a warrant. For NFA weapons, they can ask to review your paperwork to ensure you're legal.

ctdonath
January 13, 2003, 07:35 PM
I have one, and didn't sign away any rights beyond:
- I have to let the gov't know where it is (address) if I move, take it out of state, or sell it
- the gov't can ask me for ownership papers at any time

Hkmp5sd
January 14, 2003, 02:40 AM
ctdonath,

For AOWs and Suppressors, you don't have to get ATF approval to cross state lines. For some reason, they are exempt.

ctdonath
January 14, 2003, 01:34 PM
Huh. Go figger. I knew that was the case with suppressors, but thought moving AOWs required permission.

Friggin' sucks that the law is so complicated that a point so simple can easily escape someone (like ME) who has poured over the relevant laws in an extraordinary attempt to remain compliant. :banghead: May SCOTUS resolve the 5th vs. 9th COA rulings soon...

El Tejon
January 14, 2003, 01:41 PM
ct, the more laws, the less justice.

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