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National Firearms Act (NFA)

The National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) requires the registration, with the federal government, of fully-automatic firearms (termed “machineguns”), rifles and shotguns that have an overall length under 26 inches, rifles with a barrel under 16 inches, shotguns with a barrel under 18 inches, and firearm sound suppressors (termed “silencers”). The Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) placed “destructive devices” (primarily explosives and the like, but also including firearms over .50 caliber, other than most shotguns) under the provisions of the NFA. In 1994, the Treasury Department placed revolving-cylinder shotguns and one semi-automatic shotgun under the NFA.

The GCA prohibited the importation of fully-automatic firearms for private purposes and a 1986 amendment to the Act prohibited the domestic manufacture of fully-automatics for private purposes. However, short-barreled rifles and shotguns have becoming increasingly popular for home defense and defensive-skills-based marksmanship training and competitions, and sound suppressors have become increasingly popular for marksmanship training and competitions, and for hunting.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Oklahoma Landowner’s Hunting Freedom Act Passes Senate Committee Today

NRA-backed Senate Bill 1743 passed in the state Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee today by a 10 ...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Oklahoma Landowner's Hunting Freedom Act Passes Senate Committee Today

NRA-backed Senate Bill 1743 passed in the state Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee today by a 10 ...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Utah: Four Pro-Gun Bills on the Move in the State Senate

Today, 1st Substitute House Bill 395, that would amend Utah’s Concealed Firearm Act and the law pertaining to ...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Utah: Two NRA-Supported House Bills Advance

Yesterday, House Bill 117, a firearms modifications bill, passed in the state House of Representatives by a 69 ...

Hunting  

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Arizona: NRA-Backed Pro-Hunting Legislation Introduced In House!

Today, state Representative David Gowan (R-30) introduced House Bill 2728, NRA-backed pro-hunting legislation.  Enactment of this bill would ...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Arizona: NRA-Backed Pro-Hunting Legislation Introduced In House!

Today, state Representative David Gowan (R-30) introduced House Bill 2728, NRA-backed pro-hunting legislation.  Enactment of this bill would ...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Georgia: Pro-Hunting Legislation Passes Senate

Today, NRA-backed Senate Bill 301 passed in the Georgia Senate by a 48-5 vote. This legislation now goes ...

Hunting  

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Georgia: Pro-Hunting Bill Passes Unanimously in Senate Committee!

Yesterday, NRA-backed Senate Bill 301 passed unanimously in the state Senate Natural Resources & the Environment Committee!  This ...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Georgia: Pro-Hunting Bill Passes Unanimously in Senate Committee!

Yesterday, NRA-backed Senate Bill 301 passed unanimously in the state Senate Natural Resources & the Environment Committee!  This ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NRA-Backed Pro-Hunting Legislation to be Introduced in Arizona

State Representative David Gowan (R-30) is preparing to introduce NRA-backed legislation that would allow hunters in Arizona to ...

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NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.