Odds of No NFA Tax for Silencers According to Iraqveteran8888

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The National Firearms Act was enacted into law in 1934. As the story goes the act was the result of the many mafia-perpetrated crimes during Prohibition and there was also, of course, the assassination attempt made on then-President Roosevelt in 1933. Although it may have seemed like a good idea, or at least somewhat justifiable common sense, to many Americans at the time, it’s become a point of serious contention for gun owners today. Not to say it’s a new debate, just that it’s definitely ramped up lately.

There’s quite a bit of discussion going on about the recent challenge to the NFA tax on suppressors, and it’s always interesting to hear what different people think of the odds. In this video, YouTuber Iraqveteran8888, Eric, talks about the suppressor tax. It’s a bit long, but interesting to watch.

Do you guys think there’s a snowball’s chance in that really hot place that the tax would ever be removed from suppressors?

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  • LetsTryLibertyAgain LetsTryLibertyAgain on Nov 12, 2015

    The video credits the NRA for doing some of the work to get the Hearing Protection Act introduced into Congress. Fair enough. I'd point out however that the NRA was also partially responsible for the passage of the 1968 Gun Control Act, which is NOT our friend. When I was a kid, an American could buy any gun from a mail order catalog and have it delivered via the US Post Office to their home. Now, courtesy of the GCA, we have a form 4473 for every new gun purchase which is essentially a federal gun registry.

  • Donald Darr Donald Darr on Nov 19, 2015

    Everyone was still in an uproar over Kennedy getting shot and killed by a "mail order" rifle that "anyone" could buy through the mail. The NRA agreed on the GCA as an alternative to all out banning of firearm ownership.