.410 shotgun pistol
I have been struggling with this issue since 2001. I have a friend that wants to give me his H&R .410 shotgun pistol with 14" barrel. The National Firearms Branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and firearms in Wasington DC has no problem with me transfering the registration to my name providing I submit the following: (1.) Proper form #4 (2.) $5.00 fee for tax and transfer fee (3.) Signature of the local chief of police, current photo and fingerprints, all of which I have provided with the exception of the Police chief's signature. The gun was correctly registered during the amnesty period and I have that paperwork. The local chief of police will not meet with me, will not answer my letters, or give me the signature. They will only demand I bring the gun in as "it is a felony to have it in my possesion". The RCW 9.41.190 clearly states "It shall be an affirmative defense to a prosecution brought under this section that the machine gun, short barreled shotgon, or short barreled rifle was acquired prior to July 1, 1994 and is possessed in compliance with Federal law". Does anyone have suggestions?