VHFA Reintoruced in Congress

The Veterans Hertiage Firearms Act, which authorizes a limited amesty for registering NFA items for veterans who served from 1934 to 1968, has been reintroduced by Congressman Rehberg of Montana.   Baby steps.

6 Responses to “VHFA Reintoruced in Congress”

  1. Matt Maynard says:

    But baby steps in which direction? There’s no reason to register them at all.

  2. Sebastian says:

    That might be true, but right now they are just contraband, and when those veterans die, and pass them onto their children, they are likely to end up being destroyed. At least through this they can end up in the civilian stock of transferable machine guns, and would more likely be sold because of their value. No one is forced to participate in the amnesty if they want to keep their heirloom unregistered, but there is a legal risk associated with doing that.

  3. Tom says:

    I wonder how many have been taken to buybacks with “no questions asked” only to be destroyed. How many non gun folks would have the slightest idea of their value based on the artificial scarcity created by the nest of vipers down in DC?


  4. Sebastian says:

    There’s probably a lot of people who have them and have no idea what they have is illegal. I would imagine some have been destroyed in that manner too. But some know, and would like to make them legal so they can sell them in the civilian market.

  5. Tam says:

    The angle to pursue here is that the current licensing scheme, do to inept writing of the legislation, provides no way for otherwise innocent people to make themselves legal.

    Finding the perfect flagship test case will be tricky, though. The ideal would be someone who is as pure as the driven snow who finds g-grandpa’s WWI (pre-’34; very important) bring-back Maxim under the floorboards in the barn. Even with no mens rea, they’re a felon under current law with no way to pay the $200 to make everything right.

  6. Tam says:

    Dammit, make that “due to inept..”