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  • 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, SilencerCo’s CEO, told Range365 that 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>
  • BATF Pistol Brace Letter and Irrational Law

    01/28/2015 2:11:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Properly installed arm brace at Sig Sauer booth at the Shot show. On 16 January, just before the Shot Show, the BATF published an open letter on the subject of "The Redesign of "Stabilizing Braces". The letter was supposed to "clarify" the increasingly muddy, irrational, and stupid law. A combination of the thwarted original intent of the legislation, combined with continued bureaucratic desires to "grow the rice bowl*" and the irrational belief of disarmists that any additional regulation is good, not matter what, has resulted in our arrival at this point. The National Firearms act regulation of short barreled...
  • ND: Gun Law Reform Introduced

    01/28/2015 5:49:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An omnibus gun law reform bill has been introduced in North Dakota by Representative Roscoe Streyle, from Minot.  The bill, HB 1241(pdf), would bring into law many reforms that have proven popular in other states.   Among the reforms in the bill: 1. The restrictions on the use of legal gun mufflers and short barreled rifles for hunting would be removed.  These restrictions never made any sense, and are being eliminated all over the country.  35 states do not prevent the use of gun mufflers for hunting; no legislative purpose for the heavy handed restrictions on gun mufflers has been...
  • New Texas Bill Would Ban Enforcement of Federal Gun Control

    11/14/2014 12:34:47 PM PST · by MeatshieldActual · 87 replies ^ | November 13th, 2014 | Michael Boldin
    "AUSTIN, Tx., November 13, 2014 – A Texas state representative has introduced a bill to thwart enforcement of virtually all federal gun control measures within the state. Introduced by newly re-elected Representative Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington), House Bill 176 (HB176) declares all federal restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms to be “invalid” and “not enforceable” within the state of Texas. It reads, in part: A federal law, including a statute, an executive, administrative, or court order, or a rule, that infringes on a law-abiding citizen’s right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment to the United...
  • Hollis v. Holder - Lawsuit over 922(o), NFA and various other items

    10/31/2014 10:53:04 AM PDT · by Dead Corpse · 22 replies ^ | 10/31/2014 | Dead Corpse
    Ok folks... Here's the first of the filed lawsuits coming from Stephen D. Stamboulieh (NoloContendere @ Filing: Summons: Public thread on ARFCOM: Original thread I started here: For the tl:dr crowd... ATF stepped in it. These lawsuits that Stephen is filiing may blow 922 out of the water completely. This is a good thing.
  • Silencers (Suppressors)? How many FReepers are Stamp Collectors?

    10/25/2014 8:28:31 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 72 replies
    Me | 10-25-14 | RandallFlagg
    Well, FRiends.. Last Wednesday, Springfield Armory shipped my XDm .45 with FedEx to my home, and it should be here this Monday. They had it because each XDm barrel is custom fit for each gun, and to install a threaded, extended barrel for suppressor use, they required the entire pistol be shipped to their shop. Note to future stamp collectors: Get ALL of your extracurricular armory work done while waiting for your tax stamp. Hopefully, by Monday evening, I will be getting a knock on my door and my 4.5 inch baby will be delivered. I need to check their...
  • Petition to Reform the National Firearms Act

    07/14/2014 9:20:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The rifle pictured above is completely legal.  Take off the stock and the barrel, and replace them with the two inch shorter barrel  and the pistol grip, and it is completely legal.   Leave the stock on, and put on the shorter barrel, and you have just committed a Federal felony with a potential five year jail sentence.  The rifle pictured above is a single shot.   The two semiautomatic handguns and the revolver have more power, more capacity, and are easier to conceal, but their possession is constitutionally protected.   The National Firearms Act of 1934 might have made...
  • New Kansas Law Requires CLEO's to Sign Federal Forms (National Firearms Act)

    05/04/2014 5:35:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The gun law reform signed by Governor Brownback for the State of Kansas included a requirement for Chief Law Enforcement Officers to sign on the form allowing Kansas citizens to pay the $200 federal tax for National Firearms Act items (NFA).   Bill 2578/SB447 includes a number of incremental reforms aimed at restoring second amendment rights in Kansas.   One reform that I missed in the rough and tumble of state legislative politics alleviates one of the problems created by the NFA of 1934. There are numerous inherent problems with the NFA.   Mostly outdated when it was signed as part of...
  • AZ:Governor Brewer Signs Bill Preventing NFA "vetos" by Local Law Enforcement

    04/29/2014 9:00:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Use of Silencers is encouraged in Europe Photo Courtesy Gun World As part of the antiquated and constitutionally questionable National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA), heads of local law enforcement were required to sign off on the acquisition of tax stamps required to own gun mufflers, short barreled rifles or shotguns, and fully automatic firearms, that were transferred across state lines. With the Supreme Court firmly in "progressive" hands, the law quickly morphed into a federal requirement that a $200 tax stamp had to be paid, along with requirements for fingerprints and registration for any of the restricted items,...
  • ATF Adding More NFA Branch Staff, Reducing Backlog, Re-Designing eForms System. Again.

    04/18/2014 8:11:53 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4/16/14 | Nick Leghorn
    ATF Adding More NFA Branch Staff, Reducing Backlog, Re-Designing eForms System. Again.By Nick Leghorn on April 17, 2014 The Truth About Guns TTAG has just received the following email from the ATF about the current status of the National Firearms Act branch, the group responsible for approving the paperwork needed to own fun stuff like silencers and short barreled firearms in the United States. The long and the short of it is that they’ve hired yet more staff and they are finally making a dent in the backlog of paperwork, but it’s going to be a long slog ahead until...
  • ATF rules SB15 can legally be shouldered

    04/09/2014 6:48:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 4-4-2014 | MAC
    Video- Recently a Colorado police officer contacted the BATF to inquire about the legality of firing a pistol from the shoulder when equipped with a Sig SB15 brace. It doesn’t come as a surprise to me that the ATF said it’s perfectly legal to shoulder the “not-a-stock” device when attached to a pistol. I knew it was legal to shoulder the SB15 when it first hit the market as I had researched it years ago when AR15 pistols became popular and people were shouldered the stumpy extension tubes and firing them as if they were really short stocked rifles....
  • DC Court Holds BATFE may not be "Arbitrary and Capricious" about Gun Mufflers

    03/26/2014 5:03:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    David Hardy , on his blog Of Arms and the Law, brought to my attention a recent case involving the BATFE and gun mufflers.   David's article is worthwhile, but other parts of the case deserve some comment.   In Innovator Enterprises v. United States, the D.C. district court held that the BATFE may not be "arbitrary and capricious", and holds that in the case in question they are exactly that. This cuts to the quick of much of the BATFE modus operandi.   Not having clearly written down standards or procedures; arbitrarily changing rules after making a determination, feeling the political...
  • Michigan to end Ban on Some Rifles and Shotguns

    03/21/2014 6:23:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Senate Bill 610 has passed both the House and the Senate, and is headed to Governor Snyder.   The bill will end nearly a hundred years of a pointless ban on the possession of short barreled rifles and shotguns.  The Governor has said that he will sign the bill.  From the  mcrgo facebook page:  Regardless, Governor Snyder has indicated he will sign SB 610. The bill will have immediate effect upon his signature. The photo here with Sen. Mike Green is for illustrative purposes only and is not Green's SB 610. It has been suggested that the Michigan ban served...
  • N.C.:Old Federal Law Creates Weird Gun Trade Incentives, Causing Tommy Gun Controversy

    02/02/2014 8:44:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Courtesy of Lauren Carroll/Journal When politicians attempt to ban things with regulations and taxes, weird results follow naturally.   In this example, the stage was set with the bizarre National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934, which was upheld by the infamous U.S. v. Miller decision.  In the NFA of 1934, a $200 tax had to be paid, and full auto firearms had to be registered with the Federal government, if they had crossed state lines.  The "tax" was the equivalent of $4,000 today, on items that varied in value from 1/10th the amount of the tax to roughly equivalent...
  • Want to buy a machine gun without a background check? Federal law allows it — for now

    01/06/2014 6:44:13 AM PST · by Joe Brower · 15 replies
    Sunlight Foundation ^ | Dec. 19, 2013, 11 a.m. | Nancy Watzman
    Want to buy a machine gun without a background check? Federal law allows it — for nowby Nancy WatzmanDec. 19, 2013, 11 a.m. An obscure regulation designed to close a gun law loophole that allows some people to avoid background checks when purchasing machine guns and silencers has sparked one of the more unusual gun control debates of the year. That's because those doing the arguing are all gun enthusiasts. Gun control groups have stayed out of this one. The regulation in question — proposed earlier this year by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) — has...
  • Comment Now on Proposed Regulations on Gun Mufflers and Short Barreled Rifles(NFA Trusts)

    11/24/2013 7:18:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Firearms Coalition has provided an alert about the proposed BATFE Obama administration rules.  The proposed rules make the application for trusts and companies to obtain federal tax stamps for gun mufflers (silencers, suppressors), short barreled rifles and shotguns, full-auto guns and a few other items, considerably more convoluted. The Firearms Coaliton supplied a sample comment in the article on ammoland to use as reference for comments, which can be made here.   I found the proposed rule change comment section with a search for NFA trust at that link, and by clicking on the Comment Now button  on the...
  • Michigan Moves to Repeal Obsolete Gun Ban

    11/18/2013 12:09:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    During the early years of the Roosevelt revolution, the "progressive" elite pushed through the first major federal citizen disarmament bill, the National Firearms Act of 1934.   Within the act was a prohibition on "short barreled rifles and shotguns".   This prohibition was what was adjudicated in the Miller decision in 1939.    Any thinking person will wonder what the purpose of using extraordinary taxation and regulation to ban short barrelled shotguns and rifles is.   Clearly, handguns are easier to conceal, generally have more fire power, and can be just as powerful.    Many states followed these prohibitions with state level prohibitions on...
  • Obama Administration misses the mark on guns, again

    08/29/2013 9:10:35 PM PDT · by WAGunRights · 14 replies ^ | August 29, 2013 | Samuel Cadle
    Without the proof, or even data that former military rifles were used in crimes or gun violence, the White House has decided today, through executive order, to ban the re-importation of hundreds of thousands of surplus rifles that were made here in the United States. Announced this morning at a press conference, Vice President Joe Biden said that they would halt the importation of american GI service rifles from the Korean War era. This move is in line with the recent executive orders issues in an effort to reduce gun violence. But where this falls off the tracks is that...
  • White House eyes 'gun trust' loophole (Obama Administration attacks NFA Trusts)

    08/23/2013 3:30:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-21-2013 | Julian Hattem
    The Obama administration is working to close a loophole in the nation’s gun laws that allows for some machine guns and sawed-off shotguns to be sold without the buyer submitting fingerprints or photographs. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is working on a new regulation that would require more background information when the weapons are sold to someone through a corporation or legal trust. That would eliminate a discrepancy between sales to individuals and those to legal entities, including so-called “gun trusts,” which firearms enthusiasts have used to acquire the weapons without going through normal channels. On...
  • Carolyn McCarthy Makes Impassioned Plea for New Assault Weapons Ban

    01/24/2013 1:36:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies ^ | January 24, 2013 | Colin Campbell
    Earlier this morning, Democratic lawmakers gathered in Washington D.C. to unveil the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which is legislation that would ban “military-style” assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. The press conference announcing the bill featured New York Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, the legislation’s House sponsor, as its first speaker. Needless to say, Ms. McCarthy–whose husband was killed in a 1993 shooting spree on the Long Island Rail Road–made it clear it wasn’t going to be a speech that stuck to the script. “This battle has been a very lonely battle for many, many years,” Ms. McCarthy began. “You know,...
  • Ali Zeidan, ex-Kadhafi opponent, elected Libya PM

    10/14/2012 3:58:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Libya's General National Congress (GNC) elected Ali Zeidan, a long-time opponent of deposed dictator Moamer Kadhafi, as prime minister on Sunday, the assembly's chief said. "Ali Zeidan is elected prime minister and is asked to propose a cabinet within two weeks," Mohammed Megaryef, president of the national assembly, said in remarks broadcast on television. Benefitting from the backing of the liberal coalition in the 200-seat assembly, Zeidan won 93 of the votes cast, trumping the 85 garnered by the only other candidate, local government minister Mohammed al-Hrari. The GNC must approve the government team proposed by Zeidan in order for...
  • Murdered ambassador sent cable warning of threats on day of Benghazi attack

    10/08/2012 7:02:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A number of media sources have fresh looks at the Obama administration's handling of security in the weeks before the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi drove us out of eastern Libya and killed four Americans, including US Ambassador J. Christopher Stephens. First, Fox News reported yesterday that the State Department decided to stick to its schedule of rotating out a 16-man Special Ops team assigned to diplomatic security in Benghazi, just weeks before the attack in August. They were joined in their exit by a six-man security team from the State Department itself:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • David Kotz Shuffled out of SEC to Fake-Audit NFA

    09/03/2012 4:35:26 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 2 replies ^ | Sept. 3, 2012 | Anne Barnhardt
    The criminal psychopathic degenerates at the National Futures Association have announced that they have hired a firm, Berkeley Research Group, to perform an external "review" of their procedures. Here's the citation at Apparently Dan Roth, the head of the NFA criminal mafia, is so distraught over the fact that he and his gutter-dwelling shake-down organization finally got caught, he actually considered deploying his golden parachute and retiring. I would speculate that Roth probably looked long and hard at the real estate markets in countries with no extradition treaties with the U.S. I guess he didn't see anything appealing, because...

    07/12/2012 5:35:26 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 10 replies ^ | July 12, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    YOU COULDN'T WRITE THIS AS FICTION POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT - JULY 12, AD 2012 11:01 AM MST So, just when you thought that the NFA's criminal failure in auditing oversight and due diligence couldn't get any worse, we find out that PFG's accountant/auditor was some gal doing business out of her house in a lower-middle class residential neighborhood on the west side of Chicago. Here is the Chicago Tribune story. Behold the global headquarters of Veraja-Snelling Company, which is just some gal named Jeannie Veraja-Snelling working out of her house in Glendale Heights, Illinois.
  • NFA Wait Times Explode, No Relief in Sight(suppressors)

    03/02/2012 9:10:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 1 March, 2012 | Nick Leghorn
    I’ve been waiting for my NFA paperwork for my silencer since October. When I submitted the paperwork, everyone I talked to said the ATF would take 60 days to process my stuff and then I’d be the proud new owner of a tax stamp. I’m still waiting. And getting slightly annoyed. So I emailed Erich, the guy in charge of, and asked him to give me a dump of his database to figure some stuff out. He complied, and then I almost lost my mind. First things first, a quick note on how NFA paperwork works and the methodology...
  • ATF Classifies Pot Scrubbers as Silencers, Makes Possession Illegal

    11/16/2011 1:13:04 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 65 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | 15 NOV 11 | Nick Leghorn
    David Codrea published an article today about an interesting letter one law abiding silencer owner received from the ATF. The silencer owner in question owns an AWC .22lr silencer that uses a material made of tangled copper ropes to slow down the expanding gasses, a material not unlike the common Brillo pad or Chore Boy Pot Scrubber. He wanted to know whether it would be legal to replace the worn out material in his legally owned silencer with some pot scrubber material, an act which seems pretty innocuous to the impartial observer. The ATF, on the other hand… From the...
  • Golden Valley [AZ] man accused in machine gun conspiracy (illegal NFA mfg)

    10/25/2011 10:06:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 124 replies
    Kingman Daily Miner ^ | 10/25/2011 5:59:00 AM | By Mark Duncan
    Golden Valley man accused in machine gun conspiracy GOLDEN VALLEY - A local gunsmith is among six men facing a 106-count federal indictment alleging a conspiracy to illegally manufacture and distribute machine guns. According to the July 2010 indictment, George Dibril Clark III of Golden Valley and Gold Canyon and five other men - three from Arizona and two from Maryland - "harvested" serial numbers from pre-1986 machine guns, thereby destroying them. They would then allegedly weld the serial number, or the entire receiver side plate, onto a newly manufactured gun, file the required forms with the Bureau of Alcohol,...
  • Carson City Shooting Prompts A Call For Review of Nevada's Gun Laws (illegal NFA)

    10/24/2011 8:27:02 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies ^ | 23OCT11 | AP
    A deadly shooting rampage at a Carson City IHOP restaurant last month has prompted a call for a review of Nevada's gun laws. Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman William Horne said it would be appropriate for lawmakers to consider changes to the state's gun regulations after a man with a history of mental illness shot 11 people with an assault weapon at the restaurant, killing three Nevada National Guard members and a civilian before killing himself. Horne, D-Las Vegas, told the Reno Gazette-Journal that while he's a gun owner who supports gun rights, he questions why citizens need to own an...
  • Dad's video key evidence in boy's gun show death

    12/02/2010 3:23:42 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 41 replies · 1+ views
    hosted ^ | Dec 2
    BOSTON (AP) -- As a former Massachusetts police chief heads to trial on manslaughter charges in the accidental shooting death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun fair, prosecutors and defense attorneys are wrangling over a horrific piece of evidence: a videotape of the shooting taken by the boy's father. Former Pelham police Chief Edward Fleury is scheduled to go on trial next week in the 2008 death of Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn. The boy was killed when he lost control of an Uzi at a gun fair and shot himself in the head.
  • Tennessee Republican Sheriff firmly anti-gun

    10/01/2010 4:43:09 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 22 replies
    Sheriff Jeff Long is the anti-gun Republican sheriff of Williamson County Tennessee. He convinced the County Commision to ban guns in parks a few months ago. Now he refuses to execute my Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, firearms, and explosives National Firearms Act (BATFE NFA) document as required by state law. First off I do not think that short barreled rifles, shotguns, suppressors (silencers), and machine guns ought to be regulated by the government. That being said I don't want to go to jail so I will try and comply with the law. In 2003 the Tennessee legislature passed public chapter...
  • Massive Federal Raid in Lenawee County

    Massive Federal Raid in Lenawee County ADRIAN, Mich. (WXYZ) - The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are all involved in raids around Adrian that may be connected to a religious militia group. The FBI conducted multiple raids throughout Saturday and into Sunday, with one of them centered on a property where known members of a militia live. The land is owned by a man who lives in a house on the property. His sons live in two mobile homes that are also on the property. Saturday's raids were concentrated on those mobile homes....
  • CFTC, NFA to Require Quarterly Hedge Fund Reporting

    03/25/2010 4:19:36 PM PDT · by h20skier66 · 231+ views ^ | 3/25/10 | James Bibbings
    On March 17th of 2010 the self regulatory organization for commodities trading and retail foreign currency transactions in the United States, National Futures Association (“NFA”), announced a major change to the way Hedge, Commodity, and Forex funds operate. The change, titled “Compliance Rule 2-46” is NFA’s latest effort to work towards detecting and eliminating Madoff Style investment frauds within the industries they regulate. In order to comply with any set of new regulatory standards one has to first understand the intentions and implications of the adjusted policy. So what then does this adjustment mean for the commodity and forex industries?...
  • Exciting Announcement From TGSCOM (NFA Laws Repealed (April Fools Alert))

    04/01/2009 10:33:16 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 15 replies · 3,566+ views
    Email | 01 APR 09 | dcbryan1
    Exciting Announcement From TGSCOM NFA laws have been repealed through a long standing court battle in the 7th US Circuit Court. The president of TGSCOM had sued the federal government on the grounds that the NFA law violated the Second Amendment of the Constitution. After heated and lengthy oral arguments, TGSCOM is now able to sell fully automatic weapons to the general public without tax stamps and the additional background check. The one stipulation to the agreement is that fully automatic rifles will be treated like handguns in that they will require a purchaser of 21 and older, the firearm...
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR FREEPERS WITH FIREARMS!Akins Accelerator(tm) reclassified as NFA by BATFE

    12/13/2006 12:22:37 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 163 replies · 6,336+ views
    Atkins Accelerator (TM) ^ | 13 DEC 06 | dcbryan1
    BATFE DECIDES THE AKINS ACCELERATOR™ TO BE A MACHINEGUN Akins Group Inc. regrets to announce that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reversed its position and has decided the Akins Accelerator™ to be a machinegun conversion kit, thereby subjecting it to strict regulation under the Gun Control Act (GCA) and National Firearms Act (NFA). ATF rescinded its previous determination that the Akins Accelerator™ was not a machinegun subject to the GCA or NFA (see for original documentation). Attorneys for the Akins Group Inc. are seeking reconsideration by ATF of its new position. In the interim,...
  • Nevada Sheriff's & Police Association opposing Pro-RKBA bill!

    09/13/2006 4:21:46 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 11 replies · 1,994+ views
    HCI, Brady Campaign. ^ | 9/13/06 | Richard Brengman
    The "Brady Campaign" is trying hard to derail or ruin H.R. 5005, the “FIREARMS CORRECTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS ACT” ! It would be interesting to know who the 35 Police Chiefs are who aren't willing to admit to the public that they're against the bill. I was initially skeptical that the the Nevada Sheriff's and Chief's Association was supporting the "Brady" bunch on this, so I PERSONALLY confirmed it. Here is the contact information for the association lobbyist and president. Nevada Sheriffs & Chiefs Association Lobbyist, Frank Adams 866-266-9870 Cell, 702/379-6591 President, No. LV Sheriff, Mark Paresi (702) 633-1837 This association...
  • Jim Gibbons not afraid to take on Fed. agencies.

    08/07/2006 10:14:55 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 512+ views
    FR thread archive. ^ | 8/7/06 | Richard/SIA
    More proof that Jim Gibbons does not just talk about reforming out of control Gov. Org. agencies, he actually takes steps to expose their abuses. In this archived thread we see that he has even taken BATFE to task, they really hated having to admit to their data-base errors! Link to thread,
  • Nevada CCW's again replace "Brady" check!

    01/07/2006 12:39:41 AM PST · by Richard-SIA · 2 replies · 1,027+ views
    Self. | 1/7/06 | Richard/SIA
    I found out today that ATFE has reinstated the ability of Nevada CCW holders to use their Nevada CCW permits as an alternative to the $25 Point Of Sale contact in filling out the form 4473 required with each firearm sale. This is GREAT news, and a testament to the power of gun owner activism. Initially the Nevada Chief's and Sheriff's Association thought they could simply shrug off the results of several of their members failing an ATFE audit. Their failing the audit resulted in ATFE announcing that Nevada CCW's would no longer be accepted in lieu of a requirement...
  • CRS memo to Rep. Jim Gibbons re: machine gun database

    12/30/2005 5:21:52 AM PST · by BCR #226 · 44 replies · 1,408+ views
    Office of Jim Gibbons public release ^ | Nov. 28, 2005 | Congressional Research Staff
    A while back, Rep. Jim Gibbons requested the Congressional Research Staff to put together a memo concerning the NFRTR (NFA database) and reported abuses, missing information, etc. The CRS compiled the memo and Jim Gibbons has released it. Here is a link to the PDF file. This document shows coverups, deliberate illegal changes to the NFRTR database and brings to light the questionable practices of the BATF. Due to the nature of the abuses and the consequenses of the actions of the BATF, I feel that this document shows grounds for a repeal of the 1986 machine gun ban...
  • The Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act, H.R. 800, VOTE TODAY!

    10/20/2005 1:14:04 AM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 24 replies · 1,822+ views
    10/20/05 | Richard/SIA
    H.R. 800/S. 397 to be voted on today! Call congress ASAP! It is time to pass the Lawful Commerce In Firearms Protection Act, no more delays, let's get it done TODAY! The House is scheduled to bring up H.R. 800/S. 397 for a vote today. (Thursday). We need to continue fighting for the CLEAN version of the bill to protect gun makers from HCI's predatory lawsuits, H.R. 800). It is imperative that you make your last-minute calls to the Hill in support of H.R. 800, especially if you have not done so already. Please ask your Representative to oppose S....
  • The first half of the 109th session of congress is winding down, more ACTIVISM from NFA-RKBA support

    07/21/2005 1:02:56 AM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 2 replies · 433+ views
    NFA Owners Association ^ | 7/20/05 | Richard SIA
    [b]The first half of the 109th session of congress is winding down, more ACTIVISM from NFA-RKBA supporters is critical! [/b] I would have preferred to post this under "Activism", but this section appears to get the most traffic. We need all of our members and lurkers to get much more active, congress is historically much braver regarding "controversial*" legislation in the first half of each session. In the second half they begin covering their back's in preparation for the next election! The author's of the several bills we support in our mission statement all took a significant career chance in...
  • Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2005, H.R. 2088

    05/07/2005 12:40:33 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 97 replies · 1,768+ views
    NFA Owners Association, Thomas Register. ^ | 5/7/05 | Richard Brengman
    Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2005 (Introduced in House) HR 2088 IH 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2088 To provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 4, 2005 Mr. GIBBONS (for himself, Mr. OTTER, Mr. KENNEDY of Minnesota, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr. CANNON, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. GOODE, Mr. KINGSTON, Mr. BRADLEY of New Hampshire, Mr. TERRY, Mr. BAKER, Mr. WHITFIELD, Mr. BARRETT of...
  • Federal Gun and Drug Laws

    04/23/2005 7:45:06 PM PDT · by publiusF27 · 378 replies · 3,829+ views
    How many here believe in a strict interpretation of the text of the Constitution, and following the intent of the Founders with regard to its application? I'm wondering because Article 1, Section 8 says, in part: "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes,... To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;... To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers..." When the Congress decided they wanted to regulate guns and drugs, they didn't pass general criminal laws. They passed taxes, specifically...
  • HR 1603, Fairness in Firearm Testing Act. (Introduced in the house)

    04/16/2005 6:11:15 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 5 replies · 1,015+ views
    NFA Owners Association, Thomas Register. ^ | 4/16/05 | Richard Brengman
    As many here well know, ATFE-Tech has a miserable record of inconsistent and irrational "ruling's" in regard to disqualifying products and prosecuting individuals for technical violations of the NFA-34. This bill may be the ONLY way to compel ATFE to begin acting honestly and professionally. The bill needs our urgent attention, it currently has ZERO cosponsors and will die in committee unless RKBA people take heed of the good it can do and voice their strong support. ---------------------------------------------- [b]HR 1603 Fairness in Firearm Testing Act. CTXT[/b] Posted By: Richard/SIA, O7/C2 & NRA-ILA EVC Date: 4/16/05 20:54 Full text, as promised....
  • Nevada AB-232, CCW "On the person" and interstate carry for L.E.

    03/28/2005 9:46:21 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 498+ views
    3/28/05 | Richard SIA
    AB-232 was heard in the Nevada assembly judiciary committee today. I attended the hearing, paid lobbyist John L. Wagner was the only one there who I recognized. AB-232 does two things. 1. As used in this section, “upon a person” means actually on a person or in a container carried by a person". It would codify the current A.G Opinion allowing firearms carry in a vehicle. This "upon the person" language may be important, as it would prevent a future A.G. easily taking vehicle carry away from us by merely changing the opinion. The point was brought up that the...
  • Hearing on Pro-Gun AB 232, NV assembly, Monday, 9:30 AM!

    03/24/2005 4:39:32 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 1 replies · 395+ views
    E-mail, NRA alert. | 3/24/05 | Richard SIA
    Assembly Bill 232 A pro-gun right's bill in Nevada! Assembly Bill 232, a bill supported by the NRA and many other pro-RKBA Nevadan's. Introduced by Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, is slated to be heard on Monday, March 28th at 9:30 a.m. before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in Carson City. AB 232 seeks to clarify Nevada's definition of concealed carry by defining "upon the person" to mean actually on the person or in a container carried by the person. AB 232 will also amend state law to allow for compliance with the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, which...
  • New RKBA pro-NFA group formed!

    01/09/2005 11:17:13 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 6 replies · 325+ views
    Richard/SIA ^ | 1/9/05 | Self
    New RKBA pro-NFA group formed! The url is: Our main focus is reform of ATFE via congress. We have several goals, some more immediate than others. Forcing ATFE to treat all law abiding NFA enthusiast with the respect any American is entitled to expect from their government's agents. Getting ATFE to correct the errors in the NFRTR. Getting an accurate accounting of where the $1,000,000 previously appropriated by congress to "fix" the NFRTR went. A minimum level of competence for ATFE Tech Branch. Making ATFE Tech decisions binding on ATFE. Support for the proposed VHFA bill in congress. Repeal...