Sunday, July 24, 2016

Firearms defined! Weapon defined! Learn this!

I commented on a post and decided to make the comment into a post. This is very important and a must learn as all the gun laws made are written for firearms, not arms!

The National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) defines a number of categories of regulated firearms. These weapons are collectively known as NFA firearms and include the following:

Machine guns
This includes any firearm which can fire more than 1 cartridge per trigger pull. Both continuous fully automatic fire and "burst fire" (e.g., firearms with a 3-round burst feature) are considered machine gun features. The weapon's receiver is by itself considered to be a regulated firearm. A non-machinegun that may be converted to fire more than one shot per trigger pull by ordinary mechanical skills is determined to be "readily convertible", and classed as a machine gun, such as a KG-9 pistol (pre-ban ones are "grandfathered").
Short-barreled rifles (SBRs)

This category includes any firearm with a buttstock and either a rifled barrel less than 16" long or an overall length under 26". The overall length is measured with any folding or collapsing stocks in the extended position. The category also includes firearms which came from the factory with a buttstock that was later removed by a third party.

Short barreled shotguns (SBSs)
This category is defined similarly to SBRs, but with either a smoothbore barrel less than 18" long or a minimum overall length under 26".

This includes any portable device designed to muffle or disguise the report of a portable firearm. This category does not include non-portable devices, such as sound traps used by gunsmiths in their shops which are large and usually bolted to the floor. In October, 2015 Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon introduced the Hearing Protection Act to remove suppressors from the NFA.[8]
Destructive Devices (DDs)

There are two broad classes of destructive devices:

Devices such as grenades, bombs, explosive missiles, poison gas weapons, etc.
Any firearm with a bore over 0.50 inch except for shotguns or shotgun shells which have been found to be generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes. (Many firearms with bores over 0.50" inch, such as 20-gauge or 12-gauge shotguns, are exempted from the law because they have been determined to have a "legitimate sporting use".)

So by legal definition, long guns (shotguns & riffles), pistols, and revolvers are NOT firearms!

Legal definition of a weapon is anything used during the commencement of a crime. A banker's ink pen is a weapon when a fraudulent loan is made.


Anonymous said...

Yea but for Cityzens this is a slippery slope!!
After all an AK-47, an M4 or other nato type could be classified as a fire-arm even if it isn't....

That's what they did in europe. I think it deserves attention.

defender said...

Article should have said "Non-Restricted" firearms. The court sees firearms as any device that ignites a powder charge to expel a projectile from the end of a barrel. The article describes controlled items that may in fact be owned but require special vetting of the owner and special licensing. An air rifle is not a firearm by definition, however the courts have erroneously included them when it is advantageous to the prosecution. You can buy new air rifles and black powder rifles without having to go through an FFL dealer as these items are considered to be primitive weapons. Some states do ban air rifles for hunting however, and they are therefore deemed suitable for training, or recreational purposes only. Good post though.

Anonymous said...

You are wrong!

Firearms defined by the National Firearms Act (machine guns, automatic rifles etc.) are subject to Federal control. Rifles, handguns, shotguns etc. are firearms subject to state control.

Freewill said...

You are wrong!
I c/p that right from the ATF website describing the 1934 firearms act dude!

I suggest you review the Heller gun case and the Rod Class case!
Also here is Article 1 section 6 of the Michigan Constitution!

§ 6 Bearing of arms.
Sec. 6. Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.
Const. 1963, Art. I, § 6, Eff. Jan. 1, 1964.
Former constitution:
See Const. 1908, Art. II, § 5.

You direly need to learn the legal definitions!!!!!! Got it?

Freewill said...

What you are referring to is section b of the 1934 Firearms act that was never ratified by Congress. If that section was valid, it would have removed section a. This is their ploy at controling arms and they are using word crafting and illusion to train people into thinking arms are Firearms.