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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New NFA Trust Rules go into affect June 28th 2016

"The new regulations will amend the BATF’s Form 1 (for making a NFA firearm such as a SBR) and Form 4 (for acquiring a NFA device such as a suppressor) to require an FBI fingerprint card and a 2″x2″ current photo for each “Responsible Persons” listed on a Trust, Partnership, Corporation, or other Entity applicant.

“Responsible Persons” is very broadly defined to include “any grantor, trustee, beneficiary, partner, member, officer, director, board member, owner, shareholder or manager who possesses, directly or indirectly, the power or authority under any trust instrument, contract, agreement, article, certificate, bylaw, or instrument or under State law, to receive, possess, ship, transport, deliver, transfer or otherwise dispose of a firearm for, or on behalf of, the trust or entity.”

Reports that the new regulation will NOT apply to trust “beneficiaries” are wrong, because the new regulations specifically include “beneficiaries,” unless there is specific language in your Trust Document that conforms to the language of the new regulations. NFA Firearms Trust’s trust document has already anticipated this rule change, which was first published in 2013, so its document fully conforms to protect “beneficiaries.”

The only good news is that the current Chief Law Enforcement Officer (“CLEO”) approval requirement has been eliminated and downgraded into a notification provision, requiring each applicant to simply send a completed copy of the Form 1 or 4 to their CLEO.

There are some additional minor requirements and fully published new regulations are almost 250 pages long, so it will take a while for the Gun Lawyers to all carefully review this and report further.

The first clear and immediate “take away” is that NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT if you have been planning on creating a NFA Firearms Trust for making or acquiring a SBR or Suppressor."


So get your Form 1's and Form 4's in NOW.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Interesting new addition

I've been directed to Historical Firearms, a site on Tumblr.  It is really interesting an informative.

So of course I added it to the GBBL.

Click on the above link or the following one to go take a look:  Historical Firearms

Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend

Please remember, Memorial day isn't just about barbeques, swimming, and the day off from school.




It is about the Men and Women who signed their names on the dotted line, raised their Right hands and swore an Oath.  To Defend and Protect.  On Memorial Day we remember those who lost their lives protecting all of us.

Please remember Them this weekend.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

NRA Responds to Significant Second Amendment Victory






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NRA Responds to Significant Second Amendment Victory
Federal judge orders D.C. officials to stop enforcing provisions that bar most residents from carrying firearms 


Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) today responded to an order issued by a federal judge in Grace and the Pink Pistols v. District of Columbia that instructed D.C. officials to stop enforcing provisions of the city's code that barred most D.C. residents from carrying firearms for self-protection. 
"Today's order is a victory for Second Amendment rights and has real implications for the safety of law-abiding citizens," said Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action. "The Supreme Court has held that the Second Amendment protects the core right of self-defense in the home, but as the District Court today reaffirmed, that right is just as important to ordinary citizens commuting to work or shopping for groceries in an unsafe neighborhood."
In the ruling issued today, Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that the district's law is likely unconstitutional and that the plaintiffs who are challenging it in court would be severely harmed if the district were allowed to continue to enforce its ban while the lawsuit went forward. The judge held that the district's "overly zealous . . . desire to restrict the right to carry in public a firearm for self-defense to the smallest possible number of law-abiding, responsible citizens" unconstitutionally flouted the Second Amendment.
In 2008, the Supreme Court struck down a D.C. law banning most citizens from possessing handguns at all, reasoning that such a ban was flatly inconsistent with the individual right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment. The district continued to enforce its ban on carrying firearms in public even after that ruling, however, and a federal district court struck that separate ban down in 2014. The district responded by enacting a new "licensing" scheme that only allowed its residents to carry firearms in public if they could show a specific, documented need for self-defense—for example, by proving that they had been attacked or were receiving death threats. The city issued a minuscule number of licenses, and the scheme had the practical effect of a full ban.
"Legislation that restricts the law-abiding does nothing to reduce crime and is unconstitutional. The NRA is glad that fact was recognized in federal court today," concluded Cox.
The ruling prohibits law enforcement from enforcing the concealed carry ban temporarily while the constitutionality of the ban continues to be argued in court. The NRA will continue to support this suit financially.


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