buying full auto weapons


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Crosby67ss
June 9, 2011, 01:39 AM
hey yall i am joining the army in july. this is not the reason im joining, but while im in the army can i buy full auto weapons or would i still need a class 3 license. just wondering, thanks.

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Liberation
June 9, 2011, 01:43 AM
Nope. If anything deploying in some cases will make it harder for you to own a gun because they feel as if you are a nut ready to crack, and are unfit to protect your family.

Sam Cade
June 9, 2011, 01:45 AM
No special privileges come with being in the service.


There is no license to purchase full auto weapons.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=507319

forindooruseonly
June 9, 2011, 05:47 AM
Nope. If anything deploying in some cases will make it harder for you to own a gun because they feel as if you are a nut ready to crack, and are unfit to protect your family.

I highly doubt that. Where did you get this information? I have several friends who are active duty and who have or are serving in Afghanistan who have purchased multiple NFA items.

As Sam Cade said, no change in the process of how to acquire a MG. You'll have to fill out the paperwork and pay the tax just like us civilians. Its not hard, just time consuming.

Sam1911
June 9, 2011, 07:58 AM
A "Class 03 License" doesn't exist. Class 03 is the type of "Special Occupational Tax" a licensed gun DEALER needs to pay in order to SELL machine guns, silencers, short-barreled rifles, and other "NFA Title II regulated" items.

As someone who is not a dealer or manufacturer, you can buy a machine gun just like any of us can by filling out the appropriate paperwork (The ATF's Form 4 (http://www.atf.gov/forms/download/atf-f-5320-4.pdf)), paying the $200 tax, etc.

Being in the military doesn't give you any special privileges regarding buying your own weapons.

Bubbles
June 9, 2011, 07:58 AM
The only downside to being in the military and owning NFA firearms is the potential to be posted to a base in a non-NFA friendly state, and having to leave them secured in a different state while you're there.

Ron James
June 9, 2011, 10:58 PM
I owned a class III weapon while in the service, I had to jump through all the hoops just like John Q. Public.

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