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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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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)—author of the federal “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004—has announced that ...

News  

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sen. Feinstein proposes semi-auto ban; includes 1-feature test, registration

Sen. Feinstein has released a summary of her legislation banning popular semi-automatic firearms. The proposal is far more ...

Hunting  

Friday, April 27, 2012

NRA-Backed Bills Beat Legislative Deadline in Oklahoma

Yesterday, two NRA-supported bills advanced in the Oklahoma House, before the legislative crossover deadline.  Senate Bills 1760 and ...

Friday, April 27, 2012

NRA-Backed Bills Beat Legislative Deadline in Oklahoma

Yesterday, two NRA-supported bills advanced in the Oklahoma House, before the legislative crossover deadline.  Senate Bills 1760 and ...

Hunting  

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Oklahoma Firearm Reform Bills Face Deadline Next Week

By next Thursday, April 26, all Senate bills must receive the approval of the Oklahoma House or they will ...

Hunting  

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Arizona: Pro-Hunting Legislation Passes House and is Sent to Senate

Yesterday, the Arizona House of Representatives voted 42 to 14 to send House Bill 2728 to the state ...

Hunting  

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Indiana: NRA-Backed Pro-Hunting Legislation Dies Due to House Parliamentary Procedure

Yesterday, the Senate voted 49 to 0 to pass HB 1279 with the “hunting with suppressors” language included.  ...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Indiana: NRA-Backed Pro-Hunting Bill Returns to the House for Concurrence Vote

Last week, the NRA-backed legislation legalizing the use of suppressors for hunting was amended into another bill, due ...

Hunting  

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 ...

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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.