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Progress on NFA Firearms

This is really good news.  Machine guns and other firearms subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act are already heavily controlled by the federal government, and are effectively outside the reach of ordinary gun owners.  Kansas doesn’t have anything to fear from loosening this restriction:

Jordan Austin, lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, clicked off the laundry list of requirements for someone to be able to own an automatic weapon — a background check, local law enforcement approval, fingerprints, photographs, a $200 fee and a dictionary-sized book of regulations to follow.

“These are the most law-abiding citizens in the country right now,” Austin said.

Tim McGill, whose Cine Specialists in Wichita provides firearms for the movie industry, said it isn’t unusual for a machine gun to cost upwards of $30,000, well out of the financial reach for most people.

“The idea that people are going around willy-nilly shooting is probably not a likelihood,” McGill said.

I’m happy to see the NRA standing up for NFA collectors, even if it’s only in a small way.  It’s progress, and any progress is good.

2 Responses to “Progress on NFA Firearms”

  1. BCross says:

    Reminds me of one of the things I thought was funny about the Brady evaluation of Kansas for their rankings. They stated that Kansas has no restrictions on assault weapons. I found this funny because, as a Kansas resident, I cannot (yet) legally possess a fully automatic weapon, a suppressor, or a shotgun with a short barrel. (Short-barreled rifles are apparently OK though.) I took it to mean that they were admitting that machine guns were not “assault weapons.”

  2. Hello says:

    >>admitting that machine guns were not “assault weapons.”

    I’ll remember that.

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