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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 02:26 PM

35. NFA 1934

 

The "certain firearms" referred to in the act are full automatic weapons (machine guns, submachine guns, and true assault weapons (AK47 & M16 for example) and short barreled (under 16") rifles and shotguns. The registry created is a tax registry to track the $2,000 transfer fee paid each time such a weapon is sold. The law also covers switchblade and spring knives as well as all explosive devices. Despite its long history and very tight administrative controls, the act has never prevented criminals from obtaining such weapons. The infamous Ruby Ridge debacle was started by the, illegal, transfer of a shotgun with a barrel .25" shorter than minimum.

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