I’m enjoying our new President and a more friendly posture towards the 2nd Amendment. But I am concerned that we continue to promote the correction of several anti-Constitutional laws that remain on the books.
The first is the National Firearms Act of 1934. This is the legislation which created the requirement to pay a $200 tax to possess a fully automatic (select fire) firearm, silencer, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun or any item that fires a projectile but doesn’t look like a firearm. I am thankful that inflation wasn’t tied to the law, as it would be impossible for most Americans to pay the tax. Your mileage may vary, but I believe this to be an infringement on our Constitutional rights and should be repealed.
The second is the Hughes amendment, which was a poison pill attached to the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986. It prohibits American citizens from owning any fully automatic firearms that were manufactured after May 19, 1986. Again, I believe this to be an infringement on our Constitutional rights and should be repealed.
Short of repealing the National Firearms Act (NFA), Senate bill 59, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 would remove silencers from the NFA and allow Americans to purchase them over the counter without the tax and delay. You can show your support for this bill by voting below.
I know that we all don’t hold the same political views. However, I feel passionately about these and hope that you will consider signing the petitions linked below in support of these causes. If you believe that automatic firearms are a threat to our society, I urge you to examine the number of crimes committed using with them in the entirety of our country’s existence. The same with silencers. If you believe that criminals and assassins use silencers, as in the movies, then I urge you to review the truth directly from the FBI statistics.
OK, I’m off my soapbox. If you would like to shoot a silenced firearm, please contact me.
Repeal the NFA:
Repeal the Hughes Amendment:
Support the Hearing Protection Act:
See you at the range.