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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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McClatchy  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Gun enthusiasts want to make buying suppressors easier. They have a friend in Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr., an avid hunter who credits his Czech grandfather with getting him interested in the outdoors, ...

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

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Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

Last week, we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter.  ...

Washington Post  

Monday, March 20, 2017

Washington Post Gives Three Pinocchios To Claim That Firearms with a Silencer are Quiet

Congress is preparing to debate the so-called Hearing Protection Act, which would streamline the purchase of suppressors for firearms. ...

Are Ear Plugs Better Than a Suppressor?

Hunting  

News  

Friday, March 17, 2017

Are Ear Plugs Better Than a Suppressor?

On March 13, the gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, posted a tweet claiming:  “FACT:  Silencers do ...

McClatchy  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

S.C. Rep. Duncan defends gun suppressor bill from New York criticism

South Carolina GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan defended his proposal to ease restrictions on gun silencers after a New ...

The Daily Caller  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Surprise! Senator Attacking The Second Amendment Knows Nothing About Guns

Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand went out of her way Tuesday to prove she knows next to ...

Associated Press  

Monday, February 27, 2017

Illinois Lawmaker Aims to Lift Noise Suppressors Ban

An Illinois lawmaker is looking to legalize the possession of noise suppressors in Illinois in order to reduce ...

Hawaii: Hearing Protection Legislation Passes Out of Committee; Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing Next Week

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hawaii: Hearing Protection Legislation Passes Out of Committee; Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing Next Week

On Thursday February 23, at 9:15am the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor will hear Senate Bill 898.  ...

Associated Press  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on suppressors

Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump as president, the gun industry is renewing a push in Congress ...

Now Hear This: Shooting Sports Are Good for Your Health, But Loud Noise is Not!

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Hunting  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Now Hear This: Shooting Sports Are Good for Your Health, But Loud Noise is Not!

We hear it all the time from the anti-gun folks: firearms are a “public health” crisis. The proponents ...

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.