http://regularguyguns.com/2016/12/07...ction-act.htmlShameless self-promotion, sorry guys!In a nutshell, if this bill becomes law, the onerous process of purchasing a suppressor becomes moot. No longer would people looking to purchase a suppressor be subject to the time-consuming process of the National Firearms Act. Suppressors would be treated like normal “Title I” (pistols, revolvers, most rifles, etc…) firearms and could be purchased and taken home the same day after the standard federal background check. Also, the $200 tax on suppressors will be nullified. People who purchased a “can” after October 2015 (the month the bill was drafted) will be eligible for a refund of their tax monies.
Why should they be treated like a firearm and need background checks? It's just another accessory at that point!!
No need for all that for an accessory.
Leaving the NICS check provision in throws the opposition a bone. If they whine about "the children" or "assassination weapons", we mention that the background check provision essentially remains unchanged. All the HPA does is strip away the tax and bureaucracy.
The ultimate goal is to have it like they have in New Zealand, where you can just grab 'em and go, no questions asked. Guns are often bundled with cheapie disposable suppressors down there.
Too late for my hearing but not for future generations. I suspect Hollywood has had an outside influence in why suppressors were included in the NFA to begin with. Weapons shooting in the movies with a sound like a gnat's fart (unreal) would have undue influence on people not accustomed to firearms.
However, I will agree that Hollywood's portrayal of suppressed firearms led to them being left on the NFA. I suspect if the entertainment industry left the issue alone, they would have been removed a long time ago from the NFA.
Just my opinion:
In Florida, the only state statute that applies to silencers is 790.001. Silencers are defined as (Title I) firearms.
Some states have restrictions that require silencers to be possessed in-accordance-with federal law i.e. Firearms in violation hereof which are lawfully owned and possessed under provisions of federal law are excepted.
We need to keep some level of federal (Title I) restrictions in order to keep silencers legal in states that have the "owned IAW federal law" provisions.
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