NFA

The gun store guys don’t like the National Firearms Act:

I’m really surprised they never upped the tax past $200, considering how affordable that is now.

I didn’t make it through the whole video because they go off on so many tangents, but some of you may want to watch it all.

These guys sure put out a load of videos.

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This is probably a stupid question, but is a usable shotgun without a barrel an NFA item?

Maybe they just chopped the barrel off (at the receiver) for the video? I’ve taken apart my Remington 870 before, and the barrel locks back into the receiver.  If it wasn’t just chopped, I don’t know how the shell wouldn’t fly out of place without being locked properly into something when it was fired.  I could be wrong though.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Bryan

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The National Rifle Association has been taking a low profile when it comes to the firearms freedom acts that have been passed by seven state legislatures and spawned a growing legal fight between those states, some gun advocates and the U.S. Justice Department.

The firearms freedom act was first launched last year in the Montana Legislature, pushed by local gun advocates. The law states that guns made and sold within a state’s borders are exempt from federal gun control under Congress’ authority to regulate interstate commerce.

Full Story – HERE

The states that have enacted the firearms freedom act so far:

  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • Wyoming
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • Tennessee

I previously reported on the Firearms freedom act in the following two posts:

Firearms Freedom Act – So NFA rules do not apply?

ATF laughs at your Firearms Freedom Act

What are your thoughts?  Are you disappointed that the NRA so far isn’t stepping up?

More info on the Firearms Freedom Act – HERE

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Got this gem from Linoge at Walls of the City:

If it’s just business as usual for these states that are getting the bill passed, then why is there so much fuss?  Or is a challenge to the ATF’s assertion that you still must obey them the next thing on the agenda to be challenged?

NRA get your checkbook ready!

Related Post: Firearms Freedom Act – So NFA rules do not apply?

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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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Drill-powered-machine-gun

Google translate recognized the language as Finnish, and provided the following translation:

80 years old hameenlinnalaisinsinoori (persons last name I assume) developed a machine-drilled machine gun fire, the firing rate of 420 rounds per minute. Agree to the gun 22 caliber charges.

In comparison, the M4 carbine has a rate of fire of 700-950 rounds per minute. (source – wiki)

My guess is that since it’s in a news paper he got busted, and this is considered illegal in Finland.

Very resourceful guy!  It looks like it would be fairly comfortable to shoot too.

If anyone has any more information about this please comment!

UPDATE: Steve at TheFirearmblog had a post about this a while back, where some new information was provided in the comments.

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