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The United States Constitution – 10th Amendment states:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) is a fight for our 10th Amendment right.

In Montana, Tennessee, and hopefully soon in Utah, it would appear that a person can buy or manufacture NFA items (made in state) such as suppressors, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, 20mm rifles etc… without all the Federal paperwork, tax stamps, and other red tape.

In Montana, the bill states the following specific exemptions:

Section 5.  Exceptions. [Section 4] does not apply to:

  1. a firearm that cannot be carried and used by one person;
  2. a firearm that has a bore diameter greater than 1 1/2 inches and that uses smokeless powder, not black powder, as a propellant;
  3. ammunition with a projectile that explodes using an explosion of chemical energy after the projectile leaves the firearm; or
  4. a firearm that discharges two or more projectiles with one activation of the trigger or other firing device.

Too bad about #4 covering fully automatic firearms.  These bills are definitely a HUGE step in the right direction!

The Tennessee bill, and the Utah one have the same exceptions as the Montana one.

I can’t help but wonder if anyone has tested the limits of this yet.

Link to Montana Bill – HERE

Link to Tennessee Bill – HERE

Link to Utah news article – HERE

Link to Utah Bill – HERE

More info on the Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) – HERE

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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For those of you that though the initial leaked price of approximately $1500 was too good to be true, you were right!

From the recent press release:

Suggested retail price: Basic $2,685 and Enhanced $3,061

The Bushmaster ACR for the commercial market is available in the Basic and Enhanced configurations.  The additional features for the Enhanced version include an AAC® Blackout™ NSM Flash Hider for exceptional reduction of muzzle flash; multi-functional, three-sided aluminum hand guard with integral MIL-STD 1913 accessory rail; and folding, six-position telescoping composite stock with rubber butt pad, sling attachment mounts and 2-point push button sling. Each configuration of the commercial ACR is offered in a non-reflective, black finish or Coyote Brown (30118).

I’m sure they will sell enough of them anyway, but at almost double the initial leaked price for the most basic model, a lot of people are going to be angry.

Link to press release – HERE

Bushmaster ACR website – HERE

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Bushmaster has their ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) website up with a countdown on it.  It will be released on January 18th, which is 1 day before the SHOT show in Las Vegas starts.

Check out the website -> http://www.bushmaster.com/acr/

Here is an ad that is going around (as usual click to enlarge):

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLy3xABAsEc[/youtube]

From the description:

Found this video on a disk at the airport.
Looks like a promotional video of their ACR to be used at SHOT show.

Whatever it is, it’s pretty awesome.

For those of you that don’t know.. this rifle has changed hands many times before this up and coming release.  It first was the Magpul Masada, then Bushmaster bought it and renamed it to the ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) and is reportedly going to be catering to the commercial marketplace.  Remington will be selling a selective-fire version of the ACR to military and law enforcement.  Freedom Group Inc. is a large company that owns both Bushmaster and Remington.

More information on the Wiki page – HERE

Hat Tip: ShoulderThingThatGoesUp

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