Just days after promising a group a mayors more executive action on gun control, President Obama has made good on his threat.
According to the Washington Times, the president has ordered two executive actions.
1) Banning the re-importation of military surplus firearms to private entities
This effectively cuts off a source of quality, inexpensive firearms to the American public. For instance, there are literally tons of good condition M1 Garand and M1 Carbine rifles sitting in legal limbo, left over from the Korean War.
This new executive order will insure that the American people will never see these beautiful weapons again.
2) Changing the way NFA items (silencers, short barreled rifles, machine guns) are registered to trusts and corporations, making the process stricter.
“ATF reports that last year alone, it received more than 39,000 requests for transfers of these restricted firearms to trusts or corporations,” the White House said.
Currently, many people register NFA items to trusts rather than themselves individually.
This has several benefits. One is that if your local chief law enforcement officer won’t sign off on an individual tax stamp application you can go the trust route.
Trusts can also offer some level of estate planning when done correctly, insuring that your expensive firearms are legally transferred to the next generation.
It is expected that, at minimum, the person submitting an application in the name of a trust will have to submit more personal information, possibly including photos and finger print cards.