Bill Would Roll Back Prohibition-Era Gun Rules The legislation aims to undo the "egregiously unconstitutional registration, taxation, and regulation of short-barreled rifles."
Noah Shepardson, 12.6.2019 10:10 AM
Rep. Roger Marshall (R–Kan.) thinks short-barreled rifles are overregulated, and he's looking to change that.
On Tuesday, Marshall introduced the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2019. This would change provisions of the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) that put extra restrictions on the ownership of short-barreled rifles—that is, rifles* with a barrel shorter than 16″ in length or that have a total length of less than 26″.
The NFA requires owners of short-barreled rifles to register them with the federal government; they must also pay a one-time $200 excise tax per gun. If Marshall's bill becomes law, these extra requirements would disappear; short-barreled rifles* would be regulated under the same rules as semiautomatic rifles.
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GOP Rep. Roger Marshall Introduces Bill to Rein in ATF Firearm Approval Process
AWR Hawkins, 3 Dec 2019
Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS) introduced legislation Tuesday to streamline the ATF approval process for guns regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA) and completely remove short-barreled rifles from NFA purview.
The legislation is titled Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act.
While removing future short-barreled rifle sales from NFA purview, Marshall’s bill would also require the destruction of existing registration of such rifles.
In a press release accompanying the legislation, Marshall said, “Opponents of the Second Amendment want to use bureaucracy and regulations to obstruct citizens attempting to exercise their God-given right to keep and bear arms. The firearms addressed in this bill are commonly used for hunting, personal defense, and competitive shooting.”
He added, “Since I came to Congress, I have fought tooth and nail to stop attempts that would strip our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This bill will eliminate regulations designed not to protect Americans, but to deny them their Constitutional rights.”
NRA-ILA executive director Jason Ouimet commented on Marshall’s efforts, saying, “On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I thank Dr. Marshall for introducing necessary legislation that will restore Constitutional rights to law-abiding Americans to choose which firearms best suit their needs.”
1934 NFA, the Failed 1938 NFA, Miller, and the Regulation of Gun Parts
Ammoland Inc. Posted on February 25, 2020 by Dean Weingarten
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Many Second Amendment supporters have heard of the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934. It went into effect on 26 June, 1934. It was the first national gun law to have a substantially limiting effect. It was the first federal statute challenged in the Supreme Court on the basis of the Second Amendment, in United States v. Miller. The story of that challenge may be read, in short form, on an AmmoLand News article from 2013.
Far fewer people are familiar with the National Firearms Act of 1938. The NFA of 1934 was passed in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's (FDR) first term. The case that challenged it was set up in 1938, it is believed, to curb resistance to the National Firearms Act of 1938, passed in FDR's second term.
The infamous National Firearms Act of 1934 required commercial manufacturers to stamp serial numbers on machine guns, silencers, and short-barreled rifles and short-barreled shotguns manufactured from that date on.
Written by Aidan Johnston Published: 04 December 2019
Urge your Representative to Cosponsor Bill to Deregulate SBRs
On December 2, 2019 the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Roger Marshall (R-KS) and 16 fellow Representatives.
The bill undoes the egregiously unconstitutional registration, taxation, and regulation of short-barreled rifles by removing them from the National Firearms Act (NFA) and forcing the ATF to destroy all related records.
The introduction of this bill is yet another landmark towards restoring the constitutionally-recognized right to keep and bear arms without infringement by federal regulations and whimsical rulemaking by anti-gun D.C. bureaucrats.
When the Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment, intending to protect individuals from infringements, they did not “leave room” for a federal agency to regulate barrel lengths on rifles or pistols.
Under current law, the difference between a “pistol AR-15” and a “short barreled rifle AR-15” is ATF rulemaking and mind-numbing definitions and differences between “rifle stocks” and “pistol braces.”
When building a rifle for self-defense, a gun owner’s primary focus should be functionality, usability, and individual preference—not useless regulations. Americans shouldn’t have to measure barrels, look for unpublished ATF rule-making letters, and obsess over whether a “pistol brace” touches their shoulder when they shoot the firearm.
For years, GOA has challenged the NFA’s unconstitutional regulation of suppressors with the Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act, the Hearing Protection Act, and Kettler v. US.
But for far too long, other aspects of the National Firearms Act—an act of gun control by nature—have gone unchallenged in Congress.
Now gun owners have a legislative vehicle to attack another element of the National Firearms Act’s meaningless regulation. And even though anti-gunners control the House of Representatives, now is not the time for gun owners to back down. We know that gun-grabbers do not stop pushing gun control when Republicans are in power!
The passage of H.R. 5289 would let gun owners with “pistol braces” on their rifles rest easy. No longer would “pistol brace firearm” owners be subject to the same politically-motivated rule making authority that arbitrarily decided bump stocks were machine guns, thus turning hundreds of thousands of Americans into felons overnight.
Please, contact your Representatives and tell them to join Congressman Roger Marshall by cosponsoring the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act immediately.
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