Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania all seem to be MB friendly states as I read these notes- Eastern Washington seems very tolerant as opposed to the west coast where the law gets absurd. I do not know about Oregon or Idaho or Alabama for that matter, but if they are also MB friendly then there's a pattern that bears investigation- except for Washington, all of the aforementioned are class III states. This means that a resident of these states with a clean background can leaglly own a fully automatic firearm that is federally registered! Those states where I hear horror stories about inept or power drunk cops running roughshod over MBrs tend to be the ones where class III is not allowed. I am not certain if this is across the board with ALL class III- or non-class III for that matter- but it looks like something to investigate. Is there anyone out there who can find evidence to the contrary? If my observation proves true, I have a theory as to why... the Old Sgt.