An individual who is not prohibited by federal, state or local law from receiving or possessing firearms may lawfully obtain an NFA firearm in one of two ways:
- An approved transfer of a registered NFA firearm from its lawful owner, which requires ATF Form 4, Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of a Firearm; or,
- An approved making of an NFA firearm, which requires ATF Form 1, Application to Make and Register a Firearm.
[26 U.S.C. § 5812, 5822; 27 CFR § 479.62-66, 479.84-86]