Do I Have to Carry My Tax Stamp and Gun Trust When I Use the NFA Firearm?

You don’t need to carry the original tax stamp and notarized original of your gun trust with you when you use your NFA Firearm.  However, the ATF notes on the ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4 and the ATF Form 5 that, “Proof of Registration: A person possessing a firearm registered as required by the NFA shall retain proof of registration which shall be made available to any ATF officer upon request.”  This means that to ensure that you don’t have any issues when you are using your NFA Firearm, you should carry a copy of your original tax stamp and a copy of your notarized gun trust.  This can be physical copies or digital copies that are kept on your phone.  You can also use our gun trust / tax stamp lamination service to keep your gun trust and approved tax stamp(s).

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