Proposed changes to Form 4s
An early notice of a proposal to amend the NFA regulations. The present regulations and form 4 require that an individual submit photo and fingerprints, and get a chief LEO to certify that he is a nice person. Since the chief LEO has no duty to so certify, no matter how nice a person might be, he has essentially a veto power over any NFA transfers. Those requirements do not apply to NFA arms bought by a corporation, trust, or other business entity. The result has been the creation of gun trusts to deal with the problem.
The proposal is to (1) require that the principle owner of the trust or other entity submit photo and fingerprints, and (2) remove the requirement that the chief LEO certify (instead, he is simply sent a copy of the form 4). It sounds like a logical approach to the question.