The IAA is a corporation organized under Section 501c of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code and is considered a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to collecting and research of ammunition. The IAA is required to submit an annual IRS form justifying the continued existence of the organization and providing our financial activities. This is the foundation of the IAA’s legal existence.
In addition the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), a law enforcement agency in the United States’ Department of Justice, recognizes us as a professional organization and accepts that ammunition shows endorsed by the IAA are professional events and therefor will issue an ATF Form 6NIA authorizing foreign citizens to import ammunition into the US if they have a formal invitation from the IAA.
The foundation of both of these rests with the Journal and the Forum and to an extent the content of the IAA website.
It is critical that the Forum is clearly professional function of the IAA promoting the study of ammunition.
I have been concerned by some aspects of the Forum which do not appear to meet these standards.
Topic Titles: It is critical that the topic titles accurately describe the content of the topic. “What is this?” or “What Thing?” or “I can, can you?”, or " Identification" or “empty box” are basically useless titles. Please be more specific and when more information becomes available, the originator of the Topic should change the title so that the topic is more specific and more easily found by other users of the Forum.
Content of some Topics: At the top of the Forum header above on the for right is a button labelled “FORUM” which provides the rules. Please read and follow them!
A key to the future of the Forum and the IAA is to keep the Forum professional and on topic!
Your help is appreciated!