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Michael Cohen Dallas Elder Lawyer

Attorney & Counselor at LawAlthough the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives the fundamental right to own a firearm, the National Firearms Act of 1936 regulates NFA firearms including, but not limited to, all fully automatic and select fire weapons, short-barreled rifles, shotguns and sound suppressors (silencers). If permitted under state law, you can own an NFA firearm. However, you have to pay a $200 tax on each firearm and you have to register them with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Furthermore, unless you acquire them through a trust or other entity, you have to obtain the consent of your chief of police (which some may be reluctant to do). Failure to do so could result in criminal prosecution, a fine and the confiscation of the firearm(s).