Repeal the Hughs Amendment

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  1. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator "Philanthropist"

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  2. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    That link I put in post #16 has been going down hill and picking up speed.
  3. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator "Philanthropist"

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  4. meanstreak

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  5. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Some recent advancements on the Hearing Protection Act (HPA).

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled a hearing for the morning of June 14, in which the Federal Lands Subcommittee will hear a discussion draft of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. The SHARE Act, which is being championed in a bipartisan manner by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chairs Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Representative Gene Green (D-TX), is a comprehensive package that covers a wide range of hunting, fishing, and outdoor related issues. Included in the legislation is Title XVII, a strengthened version of the Hearing Protection Act.


    New Statistics from ATF

    ASA staff made several trips to Washington, D.C. in May. We had the opportunity to sit down with senior ATF staff to discuss technical details of the Hearing Protection Act and we also received updated statistics regarding Form 4 applications received and current processing times. As of May:

    Processing time was 10 months 30,000 Pre-41F applications remained

    NFA Branch wass processing 8,000-10,000 applications per week

    Total NFA form backlog was 130,000 applications

    The chart below gives a graphical representation of the historical form volume as well as 2016 pre- and post-41F and anticipated volume for 2017.


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    If there were that many form 4's submitted, I wonder how many form 1's were submitted in the same timeframe?

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  6. meanstreak

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    I admit to being uninformed, but what are form 1 and form 4 applications ? I do see a huge rise when Obama got reelected in 2012 and his stance on many things "evolved".
  7. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    No problem.

    A form 1 is an application to make a silencer, short barrel rifle or shotgun. Basically extortion money where you give them $200 tax for a permission slip to saw off the end of your barrel.

    A form 4 is a transfer of an already existing silencer, short barrel rifle, shotgun, to you. Basically extortion money where you give them $200 tax for a permission slip to have a gun with a shortened barrel, etc.

    There is probably a better "legal answer", but, my answer is just as correct as the legal one. The form 1 and 4 are the forms you fill out and pay the $200 to have the item in the first place.
  8. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    While not a bill to overturn the NFA, there was another bill submitted to remove the $200 tax from silencers. Naturally and obviously, background checks would still be required.

    https://www.nraila.org/articles/201...ens-heritage-and-recreational-enhancement-act

    Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE)

    Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds the introduction of H.R. 3668, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. Introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), the bill will reduce burdensome regulations on America’s sportsmen, enhance access to public lands and simplify the purchasing process for firearm suppressors.
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    “The SHARE Act is critical legislation that will protect America's hunters and recreational shooters and help preserve our outdoor heritage,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. “This bill contains many important reforms to federal law that will remove unnecessary restrictions on our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage.”
    A key aspect of the bill is the Hearing Protection Act (HPA), which would eliminate burdensome and expensive regulations on suppressors. In addition, the bill would ensure greater protections for carrying lawfully-possessed firearms on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers; require public lands management plans to facilitate hunting, fishing and recreational shooting; reform the outdated “sporting purposes test” that currently muddies federal gun control law regarding the importation of rifles and shotguns; and make critical reforms to the interstate transportation provisions of the Firearm Owner’s Protection Act (FOPA).

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