Doctor indicted for grenades in ArkansasSubmitted by HotRodHawkins on Wed, 04/22/2009 - 11:34
Dr. Randeep Mann, 50, of London, who was arrested March 4, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of 98 unregistered grenade found within about 300 yards of his home. The grenades could be fired from a grenade launcher, one of which Mann legally owns. Investigators found two grenade launchers in Mann's house during a search, both capable of firing the unregistered grenades, U.S. Attorney Jane Duke said in a news release.
The search also turned up 110 semi- and fully automatic firearms. Most were registered to Mann, Duke said, but registry on some remains undetermined and under investigation.
You CAN legally own grenades...
US Code..TITLE 26 > Subtitle E > CHAPTER 53 > Subchapter B > PART I > § 5845
(f) Destructive device
The term "destructive device" means
(1) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas
(C) rocket having a propellent charge of more than four ounces,
(D) missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce,
(E) mine, or
(F) similar device;
It is a common misconception that an individual must have a "Class 3 License" in order to own NFA weapons. This is not the case. One must only have a Class 3 license (more properly known as an 03 SOT) to buy and sell NFA weapons as a business. Individual owners do not need any license under the NFA to buy Title II weapons. The purchase and sale of NFA weapons is, however, heavily taxed and regulated, as follows.
All NFA items must be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Private owners wishing to purchase an NFA item must obtain permission from the ATF, obtain a signature from the county sheriff or city or town chief of police (not necessarily permission), pass an extensive background check to include submitting a photograph and finger prints, fully register the firearm, receive ATF written permission before moving the firearm across state lines, and pay a tax. The request to transfer ownership of an NFA item is made on an ATF Form 4.