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by Taypo
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: 2015 Legislative Session
Topic: 2015 Session - What Was Sent to the Governor?
Replies: 52
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Re: 2015 Session - What Was Sent to the Governor?

mr1337 wrote:
gljjt wrote:I don't really understand why this is even a requirement. The CLEO probably doesn't know you so he or she can't vouch for you. Its not his or her place to ascertain "need". What value does this signature provide? Certainly not your background. The ATF can look that up.
I've heard that back when the NFA was passed into law, we didn't have background checks or the like, so a CLEO sign-off was the closest thing there was to that.

It's just never been changed.
The history makes sense, but its definitely antiquated at this point. I'd venture to say that a state issued CHL should carry more weight than a sign off from a cop that doesn't know you. I don't like paying for a tax stamp, but if that's the admission fee then it is what it is. Its the process that's keeping me from shopping for an SBR right now.
by Taypo
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: 2015 Legislative Session
Topic: 2015 Session - What Was Sent to the Governor?
Replies: 52
Views: 6567

Re: 2015 Session - What Was Sent to the Governor?

v7a wrote:
CleverNickname wrote:The ATF will accept signatures from state-level CLEOs too. The DPS and AG would be acceptable.
If the new ATF regulations do go into force in December, maybe the AG could set up an automated online process for requesting signoff. I'd even be happy to pay a small fee for each signoff so they can recoup the cost of setting up and running the system.
I've just started to look at SBRs and the whole sign off thing feels like a giant goat screw. I'd be a user as well. Just seems like an easier path than the current system.

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