Episode 14

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Hunting with match bullets–some information that didn’t make it into the Youtube video on the topic.

The National Firearms Act (NFA) is a United States federal law that was enacted in 1934 to regulate the sale, possession, and transfer of certain types of firearms and accessories. The primary goal of the NFA is to curb the use of firearms for criminal purposes, particularly by imposing strict regulations on items that were considered especially dangerous or had a high potential for misuse. The NFA classifies two main categories of items: Title II weapons and items, and Title I firearms.

Title II weapons and items, often referred to as “NFA items,” include:

  • Machine Guns: Fully automatic firearms that can fire multiple rounds with a single trigger pull.
  • Short-Barreled Rifles (SBRs): Rifles with a barrel length less than 16 inches or an overall length less than 26 inches.
  • Short-Barreled Shotguns (SBSs): Shotguns with a barrel length less than 18 inches or an overall length less than 26 inches.
  • Suppressors: Devices attached to firearms to reduce the noise of firing.
  • Destructive Devices: Including certain explosives, large-caliber firearms, and weapons with a bore diameter greater than 0.50 inches.
  • Any Other Weapons (AOWs): Miscellaneous firearms that don’t fit into other categories, like pen guns or certain smoothbore pistols.

The NFA imposes several requirements on the transfer and ownership of these items, including:

  • Registration: NFA items must be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) before they can be legally transferred.
  • Tax Stamp: A tax payment and application process, often referred to as a “tax stamp,” is required for each NFA item transfer.
  • Background Check: Individuals seeking to possess NFA items must undergo a thorough background check, similar to the process for purchasing firearms.
  • Waiting Period: The transfer process for NFA items involves a waiting period during which the ATF processes the application.

It’s important to note that compliance with the NFA is crucial, as violations can result in severe legal consequences, including fines and imprisonment. The NFA has been amended and updated over the years, and it continues to be an important piece of legislation in the regulation of firearms and accessories in the United States.

Jordan – Not good accuracy with Sig cross.  What load do you recommend?

Coyote dentist – My dry media isn’t cleaning the inside of the necks of the case.  Is that a problem?