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Something I've been wondering about on NFA and the future....

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Eludnu, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Eludnu

    Eludnu Oregon Member

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    SBR's that are tax stamped, VS Pistols that have a brace, and are not.
    One, we pay a significant federal tax for and hop through flaming hoops. The other, we don't. In my mind, if I paid a federal tax, the ability to restrict is moot. Historically, I'm thinking full auto that where pre-ban. Those folks paid a tax and are now exempt (with very specific restrictions, no doubt.) Could the same be true of SBR's in the future? Restrict away on semi's (what will happen first) and SBR's , but wouldn't the tax stamp, as a federal tax, be a form of protection?
     
  2. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    I think it will be. NFA makes it harder for the states to regulate. Sure, your'e int he system but it makes it more challenging to deal with you if the ban hammer comes.

    All my AR's are SBR'd in no small part because I think that the NFA stamp makes them harder to deal with than the states want.

    Long term I see all semiauto's being NFA regulated.
     
  3. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    That line of thinking didn't work during AWB. SBR or not, you could not buy new with 'evil' features during the ban.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Plus, WA state doesn't allow NFA full-auto, until recently
    didn't allow for ownership/possession of a SBR, AND you could own/posses a suppressor but couldn't actually legally use it.
     
  5. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    Did they confiscate anything? Thats what I'm concerned with. Maybe they ban transfers. Maybe they ban new ownership but I get the feeling they'll grandfather legally owned SBR's in WA just like they did legally owned machine guns in Washington before. Remember those? I do.