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Story
October 24, 2015, 21:23
U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz (AZ-05), has proposed legislation that would remove suppressors and silencers from National Firearms Act regs and treat them as regular firearms. Here are more details about the bill.

This legislation (H.R. 3799) will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The act also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase a suppressor after October 22, 2015.

It is currently legal to hunt with a suppressor in 37 states. Forty-one states allow private ownership of suppressors.

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Artful
October 25, 2015, 12:10
Let's see - if it makes it to the house floor and get approved
and then goes to the senate and gets approved - you think
Big Odummy will sign it - which means it has to get super majority
of both house and senate to override - :facepalm:

D P Six
October 25, 2015, 13:32
What we must do to possess a car muffler modifies for use on a gun. "U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz (AZ-05), has proposed legislation that would remove suppressors and silencers from National Firearms Act regs and treat them as regular firearms." We live in a 'Brave New World' when it is in our benefit to treat a muffler as a regular firearm. :uhoh:

Story
October 26, 2015, 06:26
... or we're still living in FDR's quasi-Socialist world of 1934. :shrug:

gates
October 29, 2015, 00:14
It will never happen.

Jaxxas
October 29, 2015, 00:20
But, but, but it's for the deaf children!:whistling:

gates
October 30, 2015, 01:14
It will NEVER happen.

Blackmore
October 31, 2015, 08:58
Are suppressors currently subject to the 11% firearms FET + the $200 tax stamp? If not, I imagine if you removed them from the NFA and applied the FET to them, you could easily exceed the revenue currently generated by tax stamps. Maybe this economic argument should be made.

ALL FAL
November 02, 2015, 23:11
IF it passed wouldn't some of you collectors feel Kinda Stupid??? Must be nice to have so much $$ that it doesn't matter a bit. :)

gates
November 03, 2015, 00:03
Meh... a $200 tax stamp matters but the prices of the cans won't change much if any at all - an all titanium and stellite can will still be close to $1k stamp or no...

Now if they do the same for MG's... different story but I'm not interested in those at current prices - I can go rent whatever I want if feel the need to blow through $300 worth of ammo in 5 minutes... Full auto loses a lot of appeal when ammo is .50-$1/rd, at least to me. Too expensive to shoot an afternoon worth of factory ammo for fun... now, if ZA happens I would gladly pay for an M60 and 20k rds of linked 7.62... what the hell else would you spend your nest egg on at that point:rofl:

L Haney
November 03, 2015, 06:23
IF it passed wouldn't some of you collectors feel Kinda Stupid???

I don't know if any cans could really be considered 'collectibles', my friend. They aren't like the FA weapons which got strangled to death in '86.

They are manufacturing more suppressors today than ever before.

D P Six
November 03, 2015, 14:25
......

They are manufacturing more suppressors today than ever before.

And if the registration requirement was deep-sixed there would be a boom in suppressor sales that would be hard to imagine. Everyone would want one (many). I also believe that taking cans off the registry isn't going to happen. Power is too hard to relinquish.

gates
November 04, 2015, 00:28
People don't "collect" suppressors, they grudgingly acquire what SHOULD be an over the counter item - like a spare barrel for a Glock. You can make one at home that is probably pretty effective for a few shots if you are willing to risk 10 years in the pokey and a hefty fine... VERSES, a $200 tax stamp, a couple of forms with YOUR LIFE on them, and 4-8 months of waiting for approval... THAT is the legal alternative.

Stupid.

Elkaholic
November 04, 2015, 00:53
IF it passed wouldn't some of you collectors feel Kinda Stupid??? Must be nice to have so much $$ that it doesn't matter a bit. :)
I'd be happy to take the hit on the 5 suppressors I have so you guys that don't have all the $$ that you THINK I have could get in on it. :biggrin: