Important Legal Information
ATF Regulated Weapons are items that started as actual firearms under Federal Regulations and so are still treated as such under Federal Law despite modifications (if any) made to them so that they fire blanks. There are three classes of Regulated Weapons with different requirements:
Rifles, Shotguns and Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons requieres:
A NYC Police Firearms Control Board Special Theatrical Permit, a completed and signed Federal Firearms Transfer record (form 4473) and will be screened by telephone through the FBI National Instant Criminal computer check system (NICS). This takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes, but system delays sometimes can take longer—up to three days. No further ID is required.
Upon clearing the NICS check, an invoice or packing slip is issued showing the firearms serial numbers and descriptions. The invoice must accompany the firearms at all times until return to J&M Special Effects.
A certificate of Insurance and a copy of the Notes on Theatrical Firearms use must be on file.