NFA restrictions guidance
Federal law imposes restrictions on transactions involving machine guns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, silencers/suppressors, and "any other weapon" (AOW) as defined by the National Firearms Act (NFA). State and local law may impose additional restrictions. It is your responsibility to know and follow the law in your jurisdiction.
Questions and answers
- Which firearms are regulated under the NFA?
- How can a person legally obtain NFA firearms?
- Where can I find Form 4 - Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm (ATF Form 5320.4)
- How long does it take to process an NFA Paper Form or NFA eForm?
- What is the tax on the transfer of an NFA firearm?
- How do I pay an NFA tax?
- Does the registered owner of [an NFA item] need authorization to lawfully transport such items interstate?
- May machine guns be transferred from one registered owner to another?
- What recordkeeping procedures should be followed when two unlicensed individuals want to engage in a firearms transaction?
- Does the possessor of an NFA firearm have to show proof of registration?