Originally Posted by rootbrain
Yes class III is available. But this is for dealers, collectors etc. MOST people won't pass the check for class III, even if they can pass for purchase of an AR 15 semi. There is then the tax stamp issue, added cost and wait period for any purchase like this.
But I'm not absolutely wrong. Thompson sub machine guns have been illegal since 1931. Are there exceptions? Of course, as in anything.
Don't get your panties in a wad.
No undergarmets of mine are in wad form. I simply responded to the mis-information you posted. They are simply not illegal. You said so yourself.
Perhaps I am missing whatever point you are trying to make?
My guess is most people will pass but will never try due to the costs involved.