ATF Issues Final Decision on 41P
On January 4, 2015, Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed the final rule on ATF 41P (link to the 248 page document here). Upon its effective date, 180 days from publication in the Federal Register, all applicants who file for a tax stamp on an NFA Title II firearm (silencer/suppressor, short barreled rifle (SBR), short barreled shotgun (SBS), machine gun, destructive device, or an AOW) will be required to submit 2 passport sized photographs, 2 sets of FBI-approved fingerprints, submit to a NICS check, and submit a notification to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of their area.
The final version may contain some format changes, and we are still reading and making notes on the ruling before any concrete opinions are formed.
For now, and until the 180-day mark has elapsed, everything remains the same. Applicants who submit a Form 1 or a Form 4 to manufacture or transfer an NFA firearm using our NFA Trust are NOT required to submit any photographs, fingerprints, or obtain the signature of the CLEO in their area.
We would like to encourage anyone who is hesitant to get involved now as wait times are apt to increase, and the ATF’s e-filing system may not be available with the additional requirements of photographs and fingerprints.
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