When the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934 was passed, Congress specifically authorized separate requirements for corporations, trusts, and other legal entities. The ATF seeks to disregard congressional judgment and impose burdens on all sorts of individuals associated with legal entities.
Criminals intent on obtaining access to firearms are extremely unlikely to establish a legal entity and then register the transfer of the NFA firearm with ATF and pay the $200 transfer tax, paying the higher cost for a registered firearm in the process. The ATF should be concerned with unregistered firearms not legally registered NFA items. Further, many chief law enforcement officers unjustly refuse to sign required forms for NFA paperwork.
We ask that you repeal the ATF NFA trust executive order.