Title I firearms are ordinary rifles, pistols, revolvers and shotguns. Title I firearms can be owned and built by U.S. citizens who can legally possess firearms.
Title II Firearms/NFA Firearms — Title II of the Gun Control Act of 1968 is an amendment of the National Firearms Act of 1934, pertaining to machine guns, short-barreled or “sawed-off” shotguns and rifles, and so-called “destructive devices” (including grenades, mortars, rocket launchers, large projectiles and other heavy ordnance). The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) refers to such weapons as “NFA firearms.” Acquisition of these weapons is subject to prior approval of the Attorney General. Federal registration is required for possession. This amendment revised the definition of “firearm” by adding “destructive devices” and expanded the definition of “machine gun.” Title II firearms fall into six categories:
Title II firearms can only be sold by Federal Firearm dealers (FFLs) with a Class III license.
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