Silencers / MACHINEGUNS
Did you know that owning a suppressor (silencer), machinegun, short barreled rifle or shotgun is legal in the State of Florida? You just need to go through the proper channels. At Suncoast Weapons and Tactical, we can help. Here are some basic requirements necessary to purchase & own a Class III / NFA weapon:
- You must have a clean record, with no felonies
- You must be at least 21 years of age
- You must reside in the State of Florida
- You must have a valid identification issued by the state of Florida
- In the State of Florida, you may use a Trust or Corporation
Trust registration has become one of the most popular forms of NFA ownership. Benefits include no fingerprint cards, no photographs, quicker application processing, multiple trustees may legally possess the firearms, and upon death the firearms are transferred to beneficiaries of your choice. One benefit of a trust over a business entity registration is trusts generally do not have any annual renewals or fees associated with them. In the State of Florida, for example, there is no recording of a trust nor are there any fees required. This offers more privacy than a business entity, which is public record. If you want to get a trust, please consult an attorney for guidance.
Class III / NFA weapons such as suppressors, machineguns, short barreled rifles or shotguns & destructive devices carry a $200 tax. AOWs carry a $5 tax. This tax is payable when your Form 4 is sent to the NFA. The NFA Branch will take anywhere from 3-5 months to process and return your application with the $200 or $5 tax stamp. Once that arrives at our store, your weapon is ready to go home with you. Just come in to the store, pass a background check.
At Suncoast Weapons and Tactical we recommend Jeffrey Young, Attorney at Law for your trust. Some gun shops will prepare a trust for you however these have not been reviewed by an attorney. Jeffrey Young will prepare a gun trust specifically geared to your situation.
Once your trust is complete, purchase your NFA item from Suncoast Weapons and Tactical and we will then assist you with the appropriate forms.
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If you are interested in having an NFA item transferred to Suncoast Weapons and Tactical there is a $75 transfer fee and $5 background check. Call today to find out more or stop by.