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  • New 12-Gauge not Affected by Gun Laws

    10/30/2017 5:24:52 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/30/2017 | E Nestor
    When is a shotgun not a shotgun, according to U.S. gun laws? When it’s the incredible Fostech Origin 12 SBV “Firearm.” New for 2017, the Origin 12 SBV will not be restricted by the expected gun control laws, because it’s technically not a shotgun. It doesn’t have to be registered because of the fact that it is not intended to be fired from the shoulder. Gun control laws in general are absolutely a waste of time. Case in point: the absolutely brilliant Fostech Origin 12 SBV “Firearm.” Lets take a closer look at this interesting weapon prototype. At first look...
  • Paul Ryan Sides with Hillary: Shelves Bill to Deregulate Suppressors

    10/03/2017 11:23:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 161 replies ^ | 10-3-2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Two days after an attacker opened fire on concert goers in Las Vegas, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) announced he was shelving legislation to deregulate suppressors. -snip- Ryan has now shelved the Hearing Protection Act, which was introduced into Congress on January 9; it is the legislation containing suppressor deregulation. The Act does not legalize suppressorsas they are already legalrather, it removes the burdensome process for acquiring them and erases the federal tax that must be paid in order to receive permission to posses one. House Speaker Paul Ryan says NRA-backed bill to ease regulations on gun silencers is shelved...

    09/20/2017 9:46:31 AM PDT · by petro45acp · 13 replies
    Loadout Room ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | The Arms Guide
    For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians can enjoy suppressed shooting in all 50 states with SilencerCos latest innovation: the integrally suppressed Maxim 50 muzzleloader. In addition, this product can be purchased right now on the web with no regulation (no 4473, no tax stamp, no photographs or fingerprints) at and be shipped immediately to the purchaser with few exceptions*. Residents in the 42 states that allow civilian ownership of silencers have to pay a $200 tax, fill out forms, send in photos, submit to fingerprinting, and wait months for the...
  • 10 Vintage Gun Ads that would be Banned in 2017

    08/14/2017 8:23:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/14/2017 | E Nestor
    Gun ads have changed with the times. Political correctness is certainly not the name of the game in these classic pieces of gun marketing. It was just plain old fashion advertising back in the day. Hammer the hammer? Lawyers wouldnt come within a football field of this one. Of course, hammering on a vintage revolver probably is a bad idea anywayOh no, that guy is teaching his son how to hunt, you say? Where are their iphones, video games and couch? Well, buddy, this is how a father is supposed to raise his son to be a man, not a...
  • Remington Introduces New Firearm, Not A Pistol, Rifle, or Shotgun

    05/08/2017 8:52:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The BATFE ruling that firearms that are more than 26 inches in length, but are not manufactured to be fired from the shoulder, are neither pistols or shotguns or rifles, but merely firearms has resulted in a new type of defensive firearm.The Remington Tac 14 is now available and has suggested retail price of $443.05. Store prices will likely be in the $400 range.These type of firearms have been produced by small manufacturers for years. Two years ago, I predicted that the major manufacturers would come on board, if the small manufacturers proved popular.At that time, I had not...
  • Brace to Shoulder, BATFE no bolder

    05/04/2017 7:08:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/4/2017 | S Morstan
    Are you a fan of redesigning weapons? Let's re-phrase that, are you a fan of shouldering a pistol stabilizing brace? Such as the Sig Brace LoopHole. According to one open letter from BATFE just post SHOT Show 2015, those two were one in the same. Now, 72 hours before the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting, we can all breathe a sigh of relief: Its not really considered a redesign, shifting the guns weight up the distance of your arm to peer down the sights. Here's a short excerpt of that letter: "These items are intended to improve accuracy by using the...
  • Ted Cruz signs on to Hearing Protection Act

    04/28/2017 5:45:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 19 replies ^ | 4/27/2017 | Daniel Terrill
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz signed on as a co-sponsor to the Hearing Protection Act days before hes scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Associations annual convention, where the bill is expected to be a major talking point. The proposed measure has so far gained 14 co-sponsors, all Republicans, in the U.S. Senate and a related measure in the House has gained 137 co-sponsors, including three Democrats. This legislative session is the second round for the bill. When it was proposed in the Senate in 2015, it gained only three sponsors. While the Texas senator was not one of them,...
  • No NFA Not an SBS just a Firearm

    04/27/2017 7:03:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/27/2017 | E Lemoine
    The Black Aces FIREARM is what the ATF calls it. The "firearm" by Black Aces Tactical has all the characteristics of a short shotgun, without the name. It shoots 2 3/4" shotgun shells, uses a pump for cycling, and even leaves a big hole in whatever it shoots. But the ATF's own wording was used to design a firearms that cannot be called a shotgun, an SBS, an SBR, a pistol, an AOW. If you still didn't get that, this firearm is not a shotgun, it is not a short-barrel shotgun, it's not a short-barrel rifle, it's not a short-barrel...
  • Review: 1934 National Firearms Act, Original Bill and Hearings

    02/07/2017 4:32:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    This ebook is the entirety of the National Firearms Act and Hearings, in a digitized 166 pages, from the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, starting on Monday, 16 April, 1934. It is available from Google at no charge as an ebook. The Hearings of the National Firearms Act of 1934 provide an immensely valuable resource in understanding the intentions of the law. It provides a good look at how the intricacies and provisions of the first really significant Federal Firearms law concerning individuals, came to be. The book is the official record of the hearings in the...
  • White House Petition to Repeal the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA)

    01/27/2017 10:19:13 PM PST · by WorldWarGames · 24 replies ^ | January 20, 2017 | Unkown
    This petition on was started by some heroic American by the name of A.Z. looking to repeal the National Firearms Act of 1934. While the president has no ability to repeal laws, he sure as heck can push congress to repeal them. This petition needs 100k signatures by February 19th to get attention from the White House. Everyone who owns a firearms or enjoys freedom should sign this immediately!
  • The Hearing Protection Act is Getting a lot of Attention

    12/13/2016 7:53:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    During the 2016 presidential election, President Donal Trump emphasized his support for the Second Amendment. I do not recall that he ever mentioned gun mufflers, silencers, or the Hearing Protection Act. But the penumbra of his attention to the Second Amendment is having implications beyond his direct gaze. The President Elect is setting the tone, and people are falling in line. The Hearing Protection Act, or HPA, was filed by Matt Salmon of Arizona. Matt has been a stand up guy for he Second Amendment. Matt is retiring this year, but the HPA will go forward in 2017. The...
  • Using Amnesty to Roll Back Second Amendment Infringements

    11/25/2016 7:06:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A little known law, passed concurrently with the Gun Control Act of 1968, offers the Trump administration a powerful lever. That lever can be used to roll back infringements on the Second Amendment that exist in the National Firearms Act of 1934. The National Firearms Act (NFA) is an ill-conceived omnibus gun control legislation passed in 1934. It was poorly written by an ascendant Franklin Roosevelt administration. It was designed to outlaw the possession of handguns through draconian taxes and regulation. The tax stamp for a single item was equivalent to a years income for a day laborer. Thrown...
  • President Trump will Pass the Hearing Protection Act

    11/20/2016 11:48:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 74 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1934, the Franklin Roosevelt administration was able to pass omnibus gun control legislation, with massive infringements on the Second Amendment. It was the National Firearms Act. The law was primarily designed to eliminate the private ownership of handguns. That was too much of a direct assault on the Second Amendment for Congress, which removed handguns from the bill. The remainder of the act passed, creating a bizarre law with unintended consequences. For obscure and unknown reasons, gun mufflers, also known as silencers, or suppressors, were included in the act. Silencers immediately changed from being a $10 accessory, available...
  • More Fronts in The Second Amendment War: Todd Rathner, Knife Rights, and the NFAFA

    09/28/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ammoland ^ | 28 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Todd Rathner is a talented freedom fighter. I have been impressed with his abilities for several years. I met him again at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Tampa. Todd is the lobbyist for Knife Rights. The accomplishments of Knife Rights for the last decade has been tremendous, impressive, a tiny organization fighting far above its weight class. Knife Rights says they have opened a second front in the war to restore the Second Amendment. They are correct, and they are winning significant victories every year. I have written about Knife Rights before. Doug Ritter is one of the...
  • Amnesty any Administration can Implement

    09/20/2016 5:36:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1968, Lyndon Baines Johnson forced the gun control act of 1968 through a reluctant congress. The act was not popular, but Johnson's ability to twist arms and bribe Congressmen was legendary. As part of the deal making to get GCA 1968 through Congress, a provision for amnesty of arms controlled by the National Firearms Act (NFA) was included. The original amnesty only ran for 30 days, from October 2 to November 1, 1968. In the original amnesty, no tax was charged. It was not limited by state or to certain dates of manufacture. Information collected during the registration...
  • New figures show over 900,000 suppressors in circulation

    08/21/2016 10:00:54 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 79 replies ^ | Aug 10, 2016
    Data released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this week show a big jump in National Firearms Act items to include a 14 percent rise in the number of suppressors and a nearly 18 percent bump in short barreled rifles registered. This includes: 2,545,844 Destructive devices 902,805 Suppressors 575,602 Machine guns 213,594 SBRs. 140,474 Short barreled shotguns 57,777 AOWs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). This historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The HPA also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase a suppressor after October 22, 2015. The American Suppressor Association believes that citizens should not have to pay a tax to protect their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights,...
  • Coming to a gun store near you Gun with built-in silencer

    09/20/2015 8:29:34 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    West Valley City - West Valley, Utah-based SilencerCo started up in 2008, making a .22-caliber silencer called the Sparrow. Since acquiring South Carolina-based SWR (Southeastern Weaponry Research) Manufacturing in 2011, SilencerCo has become the largest maker of silencers in the U.S. It has been toying around with silencers for years, just waiting for an innovative idea that would put it on top. It has apparently found that product in the Maxim 9. The company's prototype is built partially on a Smith & Wesson M&P body, but Josh Waldron, SilencerCos CEO, toldRange365that the guns coming out in 2016 will be designed...
  • Short 12 ga "Firearms" Proliferate; Mossberg quells rumors

    05/11/2015 5:57:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Legal configuration, 14" barrel. Shockwave Technologies Raptor Grip installed A major controversy during the NRA Annual Meeting was the regulatory box the ATF had constructed for themselves with regulatory letters and the law. I was surprised to learn that firearms that fired shotgun shells with a bore of more than .5 inches, and a barrel length less than 18 inches, could legally be purchased and possessed without all the complex regulatory burden and $200 tax required by the National Firearms Act, the Gun Control Act of 1968, and all the following changes. The firearm pictured above is based...
  • The legal dilemma posed by pistol-gripped shotguns

    04/16/2015 1:49:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Of Arms and the Law ^ | 14 April, 2015 | David Hardy
    <p>Interesting issue ... and here I'm referring to shotguns which were originally made with a rear pistol grip in place of a buttstock.</p> <p>Under the Gun Control Act, the issue seems simple: they are pistols. Very big pistols, but pistols. Thus they have been treated, and sold in large numbers over quite a few years.</p>