A firearm may be made without payment of the making tax imposed by section 5821 by, or on behalf of, any State, or possession of the United States, any political subdivision thereof, or any official police organization of such a government entity engaged in criminal investigations.
26 U.S. Code § 5853. Transfer and making tax exemption available to certain governmental entities
A prior section 5853, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 728, related to importing firearms illegally, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 90–618. See section 5861(k) of this title and section 922(a) of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in prior section 5821, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 724, as amended by act Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85–859, title II, § 203(d), 72 Stat. 1427, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 90–618.
1976—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94–455 struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary”.