I'm not overly familiar with NFA items, paperwork, legal status, etc. I understand that suppressors (democrat name: "silencers"), are another NFA item that also require a $200 tax stamp.All of my sub 16" AR's (and other guns) are SBR'd. Everyone thought I was nuts, but I keep telling them all it takes is for the "AFT" (same thing as the ATF in Joe's mind), to change their "opinion" and voila, instant felon. Too many "out" there? Nonsense! Not their (ATF's) problem....
Is there any guarantee from the ATF or the US government that a tax stamped suppressor shall remain legal forever, or for the life of the person who bought that stamp, or for any stated length of time?
I ask because in May, chairman joe-potato announced he wanted to outlaw suppressors.
If suppressors are the same status as short barrel rifles, and they are currently going after braced pistols, and tax stamped suppressors, isn't it pretty clear that they will be going after short barrel rifles either next or pretty soon? Especially since this is on the road to his already stated goal of taking away all of the AR-15s.
If that's the situation, getting a tax stamp on everything only delay being turned into a felon by maybe six months?
And I get the feeling they are going to keep the $200, telling the stamp holders that it was the cost of the privalege for the days/weeks/months before the ban.