Like the NFA petition on SBRs before it, there is now one for suppressors (silencers).

You can see the petition here. Or at whitehouse.gov. The petition reads as follows:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Remove suppressors as an NFA regulated item.

Removal of suppressors as an NFA regulated item would eliminate the $200 tax stamp, eliminate legality and travel issues between states, reduce hearing safety concerns related to discharging firearms, and would help people be courteous neighbors when discharging firearms.

As of this writing, the petition has 17,943 signatures. We need 82,057 more by August 5, 2014. Please consider signing it. As I’ve mentioned with the SBR petition, I do not expect a repeal of the NFA all together. But, there is a chance to at least make our voices heard on repealing parts of it. Specifically, short barrelled rifles and shotguns as well as suppressors.

-GM

If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a petition to eliminate the NFA tax stamp associated with short barreled rifles (SBR)

You can see the petition here. Or at whitehouse.gov. The petition reads as follows:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Remove the need for citizens to register a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) with the ATF, paying a $200 tax stamp.

A rifle is a firearm with a barrel length greater than 16 inches. A Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) is a rifle with a barrel shorter than 16 inches. An SBR is less effective than a rifle but more effective than a handgun for self-defense. It is also more efficient for traversing close quarters to clear a threat from your place of residence such as a burglar, etc. As of right now, you can purchase a bull-pup rifle or rifle with a folding stock which is, in most cases, shorter in over all length than a SBR. The need to register an SBR (and Short Barreled Shotgun) is unjustified and the requirement should be removed.

They need 100,000 signatures by August 1. At present, the site indicates just 7,104 signatures so far. Please consider signing. It would be at least one step toward eliminating NFA registration all together. We may never see the entire NFA repealed but, it would be nice if we could at least eliminate NFA registration for rifles and shotguns.

-GM