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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Does the expiration of the SAW ban affect firearms under the National Firearms Act?

All provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA) relating to registration and transfer of machine guns, short-barreled rifles, weapons made from rifles, short-barreled shotguns, weapons made from shotguns, any other weapons as defined in 26 USC section 5845(e), silencers, and destructive devices still apply. However, it is now lawful to possess NFA firearms that are also semiautomatic assault weapons, as long as all provisions of the NFA are satisfied.

For example, USAS-12 and Striker12/Street-sweeper shotguns are still classified as destructive devices under ATF Rulings 94-1 and 94-2 and must be possessed and transferred in accordance with the NFA.