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NC NFA Defense Association

"Better Living Through Politics"

NC NFA DA is a Not For Profit Association dedicated to preserving YOUR firearms rights, particularly NFA, or Title 2 (Class 3), firearms. We are a Grass Roots effort, comprised of 4 persons (President and 3 members). We have worked vigorously and closely with Grass Roots North Carolina on efforts to change NC law for the betterment of our community.

ATTENTION! WE HAVE A MASSIVELY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE NC NFA DEFENSE ASSOCIATION!

Effective December 1st, 2011

Well friends, I started the NC NFA DA 12 years ago with the help of a few close friends and donations from around the Class 3 community with the sole intent of modifying our NFA Laws. I want to personally thank my fellow NC NFA DA members Todd B., Sterling W. and our newest member David R. for all their hard work.. there have been a lot of long nights and countless emails, phone calls, meetings, rallies and hobnobbing over the last 12 years.. thanks guys, you are the best.. Also, a shout out to others that have helped me and given us support over the years.. SR, BW, PF thanks to you guys.. I want to especially thank Paul Valone and GRNC for their overwhelming support and efforts to make these changes possible.. None of this would have been possible without them. Long story short guys, we did it.. it took 12 years of hard work, but in HB650 that was just signed into law, The NC NFA DA working with GRNC was able to insert changes into NCGS 14-288.8 and 14-409 that effectively states if you comply with Federal Law then you comply with state law. The exact verbiage is 14-288.8 "This section does not apply to:to any of the following:" and we added "Persons who lawfully possess or own a weapon as defined in subsection (c) of this section in compliance with 26 U.S.C. Chapter 53, 5801-5871. Nothing in this subdivision shall limit the discretion of the sheriff in executing the paperwork required by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for such person to obtain the weapon." 14-409 after the verbiage of the Permit structure, effectively eliminating a permit for these persons a person who lawfully possesses or owns a weapon as defined by subsection (a) of this section in compliance with 26 U.S.C. Chapter 53, 5801-5871. Nothing in this subdivision shall limit the discretion of the sheriff in executing the paperwork required by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for such person to obtain the weapon. So what should all of this mean.. It should mean that anyone that complies with federal NFA law should A: not need a state MG permit and if they comply with federal law they will comply with state law. It also takes Trust and LLC transfers out of illegal-ville and places them into federal compliance.. I do however caution dealers to cover your ass and not do trust x-fers unless the responsible party has a NCCHP. HB650 was signed into law yesterday (June 23rd, 2011) and will become effective on December 1st 2011 Currently we are focusing on 2 fronts.. #1 raise as much money as we can for GRNC-PVF (political victory fund) they run a much tighter ship than the NRA and they want to vote in real pro gun people, plus we need to fight to keep the ones that helped us pass this bill. #2 We will probably get a well known gun attorney to write an opinion letter to NFA in DC between now and December. So it's time to toot our horns a little.. GRNC and NC NFA DA did what they said couldn't be done.. and as President of the NC NFA DA I am not asking for anything except donations to GRNC-PVF on behalf of the NC NFA DA. I, again, give my deepest thanks to my partners at the NC NFA DA and GRNC. Pat yourselves on the backs friends.. you deserve it!!

Jeff Lawrence, President NC NFA Defense Association

COMPLETE TEXT BELOW:

H650 [Ratified] Page 5

SECTION 8. G.S. 14-288.8(b) reads as rewritten:

"(b) This section does not apply to:to any of the following: (1) Persons exempted from the provisions of G.S. 14-269 with respect to any activities lawfully engaged in while carrying out their duties. (2) Importers, manufacturers, dealers, and collectors of firearms, ammunition, or destructive devices validly licensed under the laws of the United States or the State of North Carolina, while lawfully engaged in activities authorized under their licenses. (3) Persons under contract with the United States, the State of North Carolina, or any agency of either government, with respect to any activities lawfully engaged in under their contracts. (4) Inventors, designers, ordnance consultants and researchers, chemists, physicists, and other persons lawfully engaged in pursuits designed to enlarge knowledge or to facilitate the creation, development, or manufacture of weapons of mass death and destruction intended for use in a manner consistent with the laws of the United States and the State of North Carolina. (5) Persons who lawfully possess or own a weapon as defined in subsection (c) of this section in compliance with 26 U.S.C. Chapter 53, 5801-5871. Nothing in this subdivision shall limit the discretion of the sheriff in executing the paperwork required by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for such person to obtain the weapon."

SECTION 9. G.S. 14-409(b) reads as rewritten:

"(b) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to manufacture, sell, give away, dispose of, use or possess machine guns, submachine guns, or other like weapons as defined by subsection (a) of this section: Provided, however, that this subsection shall not apply to the following: Banks, merchants, and recognized business establishments for use in their respective places of business, who shall first apply to and receive from the sheriff of the county in which said business is located, a permit to possess the said weapons for the purpose of defending the said business; officers and soldiers of the United States Army, when in discharge of their official duties, officers and soldiers of the militia when called into actual service, officers of the State, or of any county, city or town, charged with the execution of the laws of the State, when acting in the discharge of their official duties; the manufacture, use or possession of such weapons for scientific or experimental purposes when such manufacture, use or possession is lawful under federal laws and the weapon is registered with a federal agency, and when a permit to manufacture, use or possess the weapon is issued by the sheriff of the county in which the weapon is located. located; a person who lawfully possesses or owns a weapon as defined by subsection (a) of this section in compliance with 26 U.S.C. Chapter 53, 5801-5871. Nothing in this subdivision shall limit the discretion of the sheriff in executing the paperwork required by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for such person to obtain the weapon. Provided, further, that any bona fide resident of this State who now owns a machine gun used in former wars, as a relic or souvenir, may retain and keep same as his or her property without violating the provisions of this section upon his reporting said ownership to the sheriff of the county in which said person lives." SECTION 10. G.S. 14-404(d)

Donations to the GRNC-PVF may be sent to the following address. Or you can send them to us at the address below, same as always, and we will make the donation in your name (or not) for you.

Please mark donation as "On behalf of the NC NFA Defense Association by "your name""

Grant Gardner, GRNC-PVF Treasurer, 5200 Rocky River Rd., Charlotte, NC 28215.

NC NFA Defense Associations NFA Trust Information Page (plus Lawyer resources)

Click here to see VPC's view on the Constitution of the United States of America

North Carolina Firearms Law and opinion from the NC DOJ and AG's Office (must scroll down to page 28 to get to the Weapons of Mass Death and Destruction section, ie. NFA)

NC NFA DA would appreciate your help, please make donations at any BB&T branch or mail them to:

NC NFA Defense Association
4681 Hwy. 301 South
Four Oaks, NC 27524

If you would like to volunteer time or have an idea that you think would help the cause, please drop us an e-mail and we will get back to you soon. Thank you for your continued support.

More pro-gun sites:

Grass Roots North Carolina

National Rifle Association

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Email: NCNFADA@yahoo.com