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Machine Gun Count: ATF Reveals The Number of Registered Machine Guns

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by MrNatural, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. MrNatural

    MrNatural Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Finally.

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...eveals-the-number-of-registered-machine-guns/

    Transferables: 175,977
    Pre-May Dealer Samples: 17,020
    Post-May Dealer Samples: 297,667

    Wow. WAY more posties than I'd have thought.

    But read the whole thing. It's very interesting.

    But there is another key question seldom addressed:

    How many registered machine gun OWNERS are there? MUCH fewer than there are guns. Most MG'ers I know have (sometimes a LOT) more than one. But it would be instructive to know an actual number. Oh well. Until ATF decides to divulge (kicking and screaming) that info I guess we'll just have to SWAG it.

    Which brings up a point never, EVER aired by the MSM: Full-auto's have been registered since the National Firearms Act of 1934. 82 years. Since that time fewer than a DOZEN have EVER been used in a crime of violence by their registered owner.

    ATF cannot be bothered to compile the exact number. Why? Because your government doesn't waste money on PRO-GUN stats, of course. Doesn't fit the narrative. Nothing to see here. Move along, citizen.

    But do the math. 82 years. Almost half a million guns. Fewer than a dozen. (HINT: Its a leetle-bitty small percentage with several zeroes to the right of the decimal point.)
     
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  2. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    That is a lot of posties. But only dealers can have them. I agree with you on the registered owners vs. registered guns. Once you have got your approval, why not buy more......the second time becomes faster and easier. They already have all your info.
     
  3. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Stamping collecting is habit forming. Most people don't stop at just one.
     
  4. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    The first may be different for lots of people, but once you realize how easy it really is, and after a trust is in place, you want more and more. For me, my first was a pistol can, but it wasn't my last.

    I doubt I'll get into auto sears, but who knows...
     
  5. CLT65

    CLT65 Yamhill County Active Member

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    "Which brings up a point never, EVER aired by the MSM: Full-auto's have been registered since the National Firearms Act of 1934. 82 years. Since that time fewer than a DOZEN have EVER been used in a crime of violence by their registered owner."

    While I agree with you, unfortunately that one can cut both ways. I used that as a pro-gun argument once, and the guy I was talking too just smirked and told me that that's why all guns need to be registered and strictly controlled just like MGs...
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I know where two of the are.
     
  7. Tornado-Technologies

    Tornado-Technologies Hillsboro Active Member

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    The majority of those Post Sample Guns are likely in the hands of law enforcement. A lot of these LE guns are machineguns received under Federal Government programs. They'll often have fire selector blocks installed limiting them to semi auto, but are still registered machineguns.
    Besides dealers, private contractors with current contracts from the Department of Energy may also posses Post Sample machineguns, and this probably accounts for a lot of guns too.
    The numbers don't include machine guns owned by the Federal Government which aren't required to be registered.
     
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    The government should NEVER know how many firearms (of any type) are out there... it'd keep the bass-turds more honest in their doin's. o_O
     
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  9. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    if I only had the tens of thousands of dollars it takes to get one. Or two!