Quick question. Are L.E. machineguns currently being possessed by a department on the NFA registry. For example, lets say police department X finds some Thompson rotting away in their safe. Department X wants to sell them in order to get some much needed cash for their department to buy newer gear. Could they do so legally thus adding more weapons to the "fixed number" of pre-86 transferable machineguns?. As I understand it, if a police department bought a new machinegun (post-86) then no. But what about the other pre-86 stuff. Were they required to register their NFA weapons years ago or is this the only exception to adding machineguns to the "fixed" registry?
Edited by halftrack, 15 January 2018 - 12:11 PM.