U.S Code last checked for updates: Jan 04, 2022
§ 5861.
Prohibited acts
It shall be unlawful for any person—
(a)
to engage in business as a manufacturer or importer of, or dealer in, firearms without having paid the special (occupational) tax required by section 5801 for his business or having registered as required by section 5802; or
(b)
to receive or possess a firearm transferred to him in violation of the provisions of this chapter; or
(c)
to receive or possess a firearm made in violation of the provisions of this chapter; or
(d)
to receive or possess a firearm which is not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record; or
(e)
to transfer a firearm in violation of the provisions of this chapter; or
(f)
to make a firearm in violation of the provisions of this chapter; or
(g)
to obliterate, remove, change, or alter the serial number or other identification of a firearm required by this chapter; or
(h)
to receive or possess a firearm having the serial number or other identification required by this chapter obliterated, removed, changed, or altered; or
(i)
to receive or possess a firearm which is not identified by a serial number as required by this chapter; or
(j)
to transport, deliver, or receive any firearm in interstate commerce which has not been registered as required by this chapter; or
(k)
to receive or possess a firearm which has been imported or brought into the United States in violation of section 5844; or
(l)
to make, or cause the making of, a false entry on any application, return, or record required by this chapter, knowing such entry to be false.
(Added Pub. L. 90–618, title II, § 201, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1234.)
cite as: 26 USC 5861