April 01, 2009

NFA 1934 Overturned; Machine Guns Legal Again With Fewer Restrictions

Via The Gun Source:

That NFA laws have been repealed through a long standing court battle in the 7th US Circuit Court.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 must be transferred in the state of their residence (same as handguns) and that the buyer must submit to all regulations in the state of their residence.

I'd been watching this in the court system and had hoped for this outcome, but frankly was surprised TGSCOM prevailed in such a manner, and with so little fanfare. Since I'm a registered gun writer because of my work for Pajamas Media I was able to order a Glock 18 machine pistol during a writer's only sale last night. With spare 33 round magazines, it will probably become my new concealed carry pistol.

Once I saw up the money from the Obama stimulus, I'll also be picking up the 100-round G36K for "squirrel and rabbit hunting" and the FN M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) I've always wanted.

Frankly, I don't think I'd use it for hunting, but it might make parts of Durham accessible again.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 1, 2009 06:12 AM

Happy April 1st to you too...

Posted by: Diogenes at April 1, 2009 07:40 AM

April Fools..........!

Posted by: Ron at April 1, 2009 07:46 AM

If that is a April fool day it is just soo soo very wrong.

I would say to the point I would never order from them again

Posted by: Bill at April 1, 2009 08:02 AM

That is soooooo wrong...

Posted by: ChuckAtPodunkOutpost at April 1, 2009 08:35 AM

OK. A federal circuit decision would apply only to the states located in that circuit. To repeal the full auto ban would require Supreme Court action. Ha-ha.

Posted by: Mike at April 1, 2009 09:53 PM

Damnation, you got my hopes up.

Posted by: Federale at April 5, 2009 12:33 PM