Preview – NFA Basics
If you’ve been around guns for a little while, you’ve probably heard of the NFA. But, what does NFA really stand for? No Fun Allowed? No F***ing Around? Since it regulates silencers, it can’t be Noise Free America. It’s actually the National Firearms Act, and in addition to silencers, it tightly regulates machine guns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, so-called destructive devices, and a whole host of other types of firearms.
Now for the legal disclaimers we got from the guys at the office with expensive suits, fancy German cars, and a hint of self-loathing: This article is intended as a primer on the NFA to give you a basic understanding, and it should not be construed as legal advice. You should seek competent counsel and understand state and local restrictions before proceeding with acquiring any NFA items.
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