You CANNOT possess a Machine Gun, Sound Suppressor, Short Barrel Rifle or Shotgun unless you have paid the tax to the ATF! There are NFA weapons. "National Firearms Act"
It does not matter what the state code says about possession. You WILL go to jail for failing to pay the tax first! The ATF will lock you up.. not the state.
You buy it, dealer holds it.
Dealer fills out the form
You get prints and a photo taken
If you form a corporation... you can skip the CLEO signature and photo.
You submit the applicationto your local CLEO (In most places.. a designated Representative for the Sheriff will be responsible. Your dealer will know exactly who you need to contact)
They do a background on you just like for the CC permit and sign. 99.9% will sign.
You submit your signed app, prints cards, photo, and $200 check to BATF.
Wait 30 + days and they send back your app with a $200 tax stamp affixed to it. This document or a copy MUST travel with the NFA item at all times. You must provide it upon request.
If you want to take the NFA item out-of-state.... You have to submit a request to the AFT before you go. The signed form that is returned gives you permission to travel through states where the items are banned as long as you do not stop over for any extended period of time.