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SILENCER SATURDAY #11: Do You Want $500 NFA Tax Stamps?

Good morning everyone. Thanks for visiting TFB’s Silencer Saturday. Today we unfortunately have to start out with some unpleasant news: There is a bill in the very beginning  stages of the U.S. House of Representatives that takes square aim at manufacturers, dealers and owners of National Firearms Act (NFA) controlled firearms. A group, by the way, that is already heavily regulated, burdened and law abiding under the existing system. The proposed legislation, H.R. 5103 increases firearms taxes and fees across the board and even includes a section that will continue to adjust them for inflation.

If this bill becomes law, it will mark the end of the modern silencer industry.

I’m going to invoke my leadership privilege here at TFB and skim the top of the political debate on the use of taxes to regulate and control actions and ownership. Even though my it is my personal belief that this new bill has


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