You really should become better informed before you post about topics like this! How about we check the actual facts from the 2000 Firearms regulations. If there is evidence that you are doing something illegal regarding firearms, with or without a C&R, the BATF may well bust down your door. OTOH, if you are like the rest of, the following regulations apply.Originally posted by Inspector Harry Callahan:
The C&R license entitles one to order only approved weapons (found on the BATF website). General rule of thumb: They must be at least fifty years old, not fully automatic, etc. Check the list to be sure of the specifics.
One word of caution.... Read the application closely. By signing it, you are waiving all of your Fourth Amendment Rights to be secure in your home. The ATF thugs can search your residence at ANY time, without probable cause. If this doesn't bother you, then by all means, get the Curio license.
*** excerpt from 2000 Firearms Green Book ***
(C) The Secretary may inspect the inventory and records of a licensed collector without such reasonable cause or warrant -
(i) for ensuring compliance with the record keeping requirements of this chapter not more than once during any twelve-month period;
(ii) when such inspection or examination may be required for determining the disposition of one or more particular firearms in the course of a bona fide criminal investigation.
(D) At the election of a licensed collector, the annual inspection of records and inventory permitted under this paragraph shall be performed at the office of the Secretary designated for such inspections which is located in closest proximity to the premises where the inventory and records of such licensed collector are maintained. The inspection and examination authorized by this paragraph shall not be construed as authorizing the Secretary to seize any records or other documents other than those records or documents constituting material evidence of a violation of law. If the Secretary seizes such records or documents, copies shall be provided the licensee within a reasonable time. The Secretary may make available to any Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency any information which he may obtain by reason of this chapter with respect to the identification of persons prohibited from purchasing or receiving firearms or ammunition who have purchased or received firearms or ammunition, together with a description of such firearms or ammunition, and he may provide information to the extent such information may be contained in the records required to be maintained by this chapter, when so requested by any Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency.
[This message has been edited by johnwill (edited 10-11-2001).]