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Is a Trust a Person? BATFE says NO- Yipeeeeee!!!!!

Seigi

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As I understand it, you send in paperwork and have to wait for the ATF to approve it. I would anticipate them quickly denying a transfer of a new machine gun, merits of the application notwithstanding. So "my trust is not a person" is something that would need to be raised in a courtroom to get an order/judgment compelling the ATF to approve it?
 

Thundar

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Yes, the BATFE has really painted themselves into a corner.

If we were really smart, somebody would take BATFE to court for their new absurd rules for Trusts, lose at the district court level then appeal and lose at the circuit court level getting a court of record opinion that: " for the purposes of transferring NFA firearms, trusts are not people."

THEN we try to transfer new guns to a trust, and when the transfer is denied, we appeal and beat the BATFE over the head with the court of record opinion.
 
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WalkingWolf

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Trust is not a person, but the people within the trust that will use the weapon are w-e-l-l people. Considering Scalia's remarks in Heller I do not see this getting traction. In fact it may very well make it worse, congress may just outlaw MG to all private persons, and Scalia's remarks will back them up. Way to go guys.:banana:

This is similar to saying a house is not a person, so a post 86 MG could be included with a house sale. It is just downright stupid.:banghead:
 
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