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Declaring AR15s and AK47s NFA Weapons

Discussion in 'Legal' started by RatDrall, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. RatDrall

    RatDrall Member

    Apr 12, 2009
    It's extremely difficult to sort through the tin foil hat wearing emotional knee jerk reaction nonsense floating around the internent right now.

    Would it be possible for the ATF, or the President, to reclassify semi-automatic rifles as NFA weapons requiring registration, tax stamp, etc. by a policy change or Executive Order, using laws already on the books?

    From what I understand, an Executive Order has little power if it is not related to a law passed by Congress, but the 1934 NFA includes language like "semi-automatic weapons that can be readily converted to be fully automatic" or somesuch.

    Please don't even comment if you don't understand, and can't explain, the actual legal issues behind this :cuss:
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  2. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Maybe not what your looking for but I will say this :

    He who has the power to make the laws, has the legal high ground .

    Many of the present regulations pertaining to firearms should be constitutionaly illegal ,and yet they are the law.
  3. Frank Ettin

    Frank Ettin Moderator

    Apr 29, 2006
    California - San Francisco Bay Area
    The short answer is "no."

    Discussed here, so this one is closed.
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