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Anyone resently has an issue with a Form 1 SBR in WA State?

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by TOVO, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Hello, I wanted to see if anyone from WA State as had a Form 1 approved for an SPR? I recently submitted a request to make an SBR and received the below rejection. I had a Form 1 aproved after the WA State law was changed.Thanks

    From the ATF rejection of my Form 1:
    "WASHINGTON STATE LAW PROVIDES THAT ?IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO MANUFACTURE??. WASH. REV. CODE ? 9.41.190(1). THE LAW FURTHER PROVIDES THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL ?TO ASSEMBLE OR REPAIR ANY?SHORT-BARRELED RIFLE.? ID.
    THE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PROHIBITION ARE LIMITED. AN UNLICENSED PERSON MAY ?POSSESS, TRANSPORT, ACQUIRE, OR
    TRANSFER A SHORT-BARRELED RIFLE THAT IS LEGALLY REGISTERED AND POSSESSED, TRANSPORTED, ACQUIRED, OR
    TRANSFERRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW.? WASH. REV. CODE ? 9.41.190(2). WHILE ? 9.41.190(2) PERMITS THE
    POSSESSION, TRANSPORT, ACQUISITION, AND TRANSFER OF A SHORT-BARRELED RIFLE IN WASHINGTON, IT DOES NOT PERMIT
    THEIR MANUFACTURE OR ASSEMBLY BY UNLICENSED PERSONS. ACCORDINGLY, ATF CANNOT APPROVE FORM 1
    APPLICATIONS TO MAKE SHORT-BARRELED RIFLES WITHIN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON SUBMITTED BY UNLICENSED
    PERSONS. / REFUND OF THE FEDERAL MAKING TAX IS IN PROCESS?TEC"
     
  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Yep, that's the deal. They quit approving them early this year (I think I got my rejection letter in May)
     
  3. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Thanks but if SPRs are legal in WA which I had one approved how can the ATF deny them now?
     
  4. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I too would like to know this answer.
     
  5. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    SBR's are NOT illegal, you can still BUY one or have one built by a approved shop, What has changed is you are no longer allowed to assemble one yourself. No form 1's
     
  6. JedB

    JedB PDX Active Member

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    I believe the short answer is:

    Still legal to own.
    Still legal to buy from a manufacturer.
    There is a conflict between WA State Law about construction individuals (Form-1) that was an un-intended consequence of one of the recently passed bills and the ATF allowing construction. (ATF = Yes // WA = No for form 1)

    It's my understanding, based on reading here and several other sites, that ATF is/has been rejecting construction by individuals (Form-1) until the conflict with the WA law is resolved.

    I'm sure someone closer to the legal discussion can provide more detail. I believe it's in one or more of the other threads in this NFA section too.