Posted 14 July 2003 - 12:40 PM
Thanks for the info, and for your time, but there are a number of registered DEWATS in Washington State. No, the RCW doesn't mention DEWATS in general. I'll contact the ATF in Seattle. If anybody should know, it should be them.
Posted 14 July 2003 - 03:26 PM
Edited by geodkyt, 14 July 2003 - 03:35 PM.
Posted 14 July 2003 - 05:07 PM
Posted 14 July 2003 - 06:20 PM
How about this? Start a corporation in the nearest NFA friendly state of your choice.
That could be your answer. I have not done this but maybe someone here can guide you.
I know corporations can buy. I know you can arrange to store the weapon legally in a variety of ways OUT of the state of Washington, as I am doing this now. I live in Canada and my NFA collection has been in storage in bank safe deposit boxes, Class III dealers and in friends homes (in locked cases under my key control) and I have stored them in two different states.
What I am not sure about but feel fairly comfortable that it can be worked out is how the Form 4 is filled out for address with a corporation. Is a physical address required (I think yes) and if so can you get a physical address? Would a resident agent address for the corporation qualify ( I dunno )? Resident agents are usually a requirement.
I have heard others talk about dual residence, there you would need to qualify for residency in another NFA friendly state. This is another story.
Posted 15 July 2003 - 12:22 PM
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| I have heard others talk about dual residence, there you would need to qualify for residency in another NFA friendly state. This is another story.|
ISTR that Washington residents still share a remarkably close relationship under the law with Alaska, and that Alaska has remarkable "liberal" (as in non-regulated) residency requirements -- and once you own the weapon legally (as an Alaskan resident), you can move it to a third state (including one where you do not have residency), so long as you retain control (safe deposit box, locked steeal box at friend's house where you keep all keys, etc.) and your possession in that third state is in accordance with that state's requirements.
I don't remember the exact details of Alaskan residency, but ISTR that you can homestead a chunk of land, provided you live four weeks a year on it, and make "improvements" every year, such as graveling yor dirt driveway one year, and planting a lawn the next, etc. ANd, as a bonus (AFAIK) this qualifies you for your share of the Alaska Oil Dividend each year (a dividend paid to all residents of Alaska, from proceeds of the Alaskan oil industry), which you could use to finance your hobby. Any Alaskan residents out there to confirm or deny?
Posted 15 July 2003 - 08:08 PM
Have you checked to see what ATF considers to be a legal Dewat today? I'm no expert, but I think that ATF has tightened the standards somewhere along the way. When my Thompson was originally dewatted, the right side of the receiver was cut with a torch. I'm not sure you can get away with just plugging the barrel any more.
Posted 15 July 2003 - 08:56 PM
Hope this is some help.
Posted 16 July 2003 - 06:55 AM
Posted 16 July 2003 - 09:28 AM
I say go for it!
The worst thing they (WA state) can say is no.
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