The report focuses on NFA trusts that are often created by law-abiding Americans to deal with the onerous process of legally obtaining NFA items including suppressors, short barreled rifles and fully automatic firearms manufactured before 1986.
When called out for their misleading graphic (shown above) WRAL reporter Cullen Browder had the subtitle changed to the only slightly less misleading, “Doesn’t Require a Background Check“.
The piece blatantly lies about the process of establishing an NFA trust, suggesting that ATF Form 4’s are not carefully scrutinized by ATF agents prior to approval.
Of course nothing could be further from the truth. NFA trusts are carefully reviewed by ATF and typically require 6 to 9 months of investigation prior to approval.
WRAL also misleads in saying local law enforcement is not involved in approving Form 4 applications. In North Carolina, every Form 4 submitted by an individual must be approved by the sheriff of the county that the …Read the Rest