God and Guns Podcast
Episode 233 - NRA AM Wrap-up
Intro: Welcome back to Episode 233 of the God and Guns Podcast. I’m your host, Troy. (Doug) And I’m your other host, Doug. (Troy) We use this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owners interests. On this show we will be talking about Repealing the NFA
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This Week's God and Gun activities:
God: Sportsman Daily devotional. Church on Sunday and Wednesday night.
Guns: EDC. Went and visited the 460V this week. Still there. Have not made up my mind yet. Got signed up for the Bulwarks Class in August. Also ordered a new plate carrier yesterday. Got the AR500 Testudo. Went and filled up the corn feeders tonight. Started getting some hogs on camera again.
God: Church Security Again and Wednesday, Daily Bible Reading, Church Sunday, Security Meeting with the Pastor, Mission Team Meeting.
Guns: Daily CC, Working on the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 for Daphanie Car Gun. Got some Goodies in from DVOR. Been Talking with a friend and some of my Gun Industry buddies about working together.
Troy: Concealed and Open Carry Glock 30S in Crossbreed Supertuck, STOG Enhanced Life Saver, Sof-T Tourniquet, E2D Defender, Micro-Tech SOCOM Elite Auto Knife, Olight S1R Baton,
Doug: Glock 19 Gen4, Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe. Hornady critical duty ammo.
A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, looking at his wife who was looking at herself in a mirror.
Since her birthday was just a little ways off he asked, What would you like for your birthday this year.
Still looking in the mirror his wife replied, I’d Like to be 8 again.
On the day of her birthday, the husband woke up and got his wife coco puffs for breakfast, and then to her to Adventure World amusement park. What a day, he put her on the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, The screaming Roller Coaster and everything else there was. 5 Hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a Mcdonalds where he ordered her a Happy meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.
Then it was off to the movies, with popcorn, a soda pop and her favorite candy, M&Ms. What a fabulous adventure.
Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed, exhausted.
He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, Well Dear, what was it like being 8 again.
Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed,
“I meant my dress size you idiot.
The moral of the story, Even when a man is listening he is gonna get it wrong.
8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.1 Timothy 8-11 (ESV)
Repeal the NFA
National Firearms Act
The NFA was originally enacted in 1934. Similar to the current NFA, the original Act imposed a tax on the making and transfer of firearms defined by the Act, as well as a special (occupational) tax on persons and entities engaged in the business of importing, manufacturing, and dealing in NFA firearms. The law also required the registration of all NFA firearms with the Secretary of the Treasury. Firearms subject to the 1934 Act included shotguns and rifles having barrels less than 18 inches in length, certain firearms described as “any other weapons,” machineguns, and firearm mufflers and silencers.
While the NFA was enacted by Congress as an exercise of its authority to tax, the NFA had an underlying purpose unrelated to revenue collection. As the legislative history of the law discloses, its underlying purpose was to curtail, if not prohibit, transactions in NFA firearms. Congress found these firearms to pose a significant crime problem because of their frequent use in crime, particularly the gangland crimes of that era such as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. The $200 making and transfer taxes on most NFA firearms were considered quite severe and adequate to carry out Congress’ purpose to discourage or eliminate transactions in these firearms. The $200 tax has not changed since 1934.
As structured in 1934, the NFA imposed a duty on persons transferring NFA firearms, as well as mere possessors of unregistered firearms, to register them with the Secretary of the Treasury. If the possessor of an unregistered firearm applied to register the firearm as required by the NFA, the Treasury Department could supply information to State authorities about the registrant’s possession of the firearm. State authorities could then use the information to prosecute the person whose possession violated State laws. For these reasons, the Supreme Court in 1968 held in the Haynes case that a person prosecuted for possessing an unregistered NFA firearm had a valid defense to the prosecution — the registration requirement imposed on the possessor of an unregistered firearm violated the possessor’s privilege from self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Haynes decision made the 1934 Act virtually unenforceable.
Title II of the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968
Title II amended the NFA to cure the constitutional flaw pointed out in Haynes. First, the requirement for possessors of unregistered firearms to register was removed. Indeed, under the amended law, there is no mechanism for a possessor to register an unregistered NFA firearm already possessed by the person. Second, a provision was added to the law prohibiting the use of any information from an NFA application or registration as evidence against the person in a criminal proceeding with respect to a violation of law occurring prior to or concurrently with the filing of the application or registration. In 1971, the Supreme Court reexamined the NFA in the Freed case and found that the 1968 amendments cured the constitutional defect in the original NFA.
Title II also amended the NFA definitions of “firearm” by adding “destructive devices” and expanding the definition of “machinegun.”
Firearm Owners’ Protection Act
In 1986, this Act amended the NFA definition of “silencer” by adding combinations of parts for silencers and any part intended for use in the assembly or fabrication of a silencer. The Act also amended the GCA to prohibit the transfer or possession of machineguns. Exceptions were made for transfers of machineguns to, or possession of machineguns by, government agencies, and those lawfully possessed before the effective date of the prohibition, May 19, 1986.
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Kirk.com, Seattle, Wash., 3/ 10/19
In Lake Stevens, Wash., the owner of a convenience store received a call from his mother about a man who was in the garage of the home working. The man and his adult son went to the home to investigate. Upon entering the garage, the pair discovered the intruder had created a barrier made of wood and placed knives and other weapons around the room for easy access. The man saw the home invader reach into his coat for a weapon. The armed citizen drew his own firearm. In response, the suspect attacked. Then both father and son pinned the man to the ground. Police arrived on the scene and arrested the intruder. (Kirk.com, Seattle, Wash., 3/ 10/19)
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