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Any Other Wepons (AOWs)

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Lord Soth, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. Lord Soth

    Lord Soth Member

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    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!
     
  2. Hkmp5sd

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    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.
     
  3. ctdonath

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    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
     
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    ctdonath,

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

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    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...
     
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    ct, the more laws, the less justice.
     
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