Submitter Name:John Brown
Comment (by John K. Brown)
The popularity of Trust and Corporation transfers has grown dramatically because Local Law Enforcement, in many cases just won't sign off on the form fours. The volume of these types of transfers have continued to escalate over the last few years. Interestingly enough, there is absolutely no background or NICS check required. Having no background check on someone buying a machine gun or other NFA item creates a tremendous risk to all those who have collected NFA items for years. Knowing that convicted felons have procured NFA items through a trust means there must be changes made at some point in this process.
On the one hand forcing trusts and corporations to get a CLEO signature will simply exacerbate an already bad situation. A simple alternative to all NFA purchases is to have the "Responsible Person" submit to a NICS check at the time they are picking up their NFA item. This alleviates what could be a long drawn out process, takes the burden completely off local law enforcement, and allows us to use an already robust system to perform an instant background check on anyone. This could eliminate the need for finger print cards, a photo ID but could assure everyone that this person is safe to pick up their NFA item. A simple solution.