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The Unconstitutional National Firearms Act Of 1934

Posted on November 14, 2013 by MAC

An article published by John Lott this week touched upon a subject I’ve been meaning to address for some time here on TBS.

The National Firearms Act (NFA) was established in 1934 presumably to combat gangland crime of the era. It came on the heels of the repeal of Prohibition, a law that was so poorly conceived that it gave rise to modern organized crime and nearly crippled our nation. Gangs that previously focused on prostitution, gambling and theft quickly moved into “bootlegging” and as a result massive criminal enterprises sprung up across the nation.

With crime, comes violence.

A typical knee-jerk reaction to crime has always been to ban firearms, as if they’re responsible for the violence brought about by ill-conceived laws such as Prohibition or the current “war on drugs”.

Gangs of the era took a shine to new firearms technology, namely the Thompson sub-machine gun. Infamous characters such as Al Capone or John Dillinger were fans of the handy .45 ACP caliber long arm that sold for $200 at local hardware stores or even through the mail. While violence carried out with Thompson wasn’t nearly as common as Hollywood would have us believe, the general public loved to read stories and watch movies featuring the “Chicago Typewriter” being misused by thugs which contributed to the mystique of the firearm. The truth is, 79 years after the passage of the NFA, Chicago is a far deadlier city than it was in 1929 when Al Capone was on the loose and Tommy Guns were sold through the mail.
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This law was declared

This law was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge when two moonshiners in Arkansas were caught with sawed off shotguns. The feds appealed to the supreme court. They naturally won when the two moonshiners and their little country lawyer did not even show up to argue their case at the supreme court because they could not even afford to travel there.

"They naturally won when the

"They naturally won when the two moonshiners and their little country lawyer did not even show up to argue their case at the supreme court because they could not even afford to travel there."

This is one of those breaches of someones rights in my opinion, not that i dont see the abuse, but a case where the accused can not argue their case, then that case AT THE VERY LEAST should not have passed judgement, this is a case of authority superseeding natural right.....and i suspect this is an ongoing issue........irregardless of someone is guilty of a true crime, i dont like the thought of how much easier it would be for someone who HAS commited a true crime, but i sure as hell dont want to see our natural rights be the sacrifice......in these situations, i much prefer to wait for someone come up with a "think outside the box" breakthrough, that TAKES our natural rights into account, something alot of governments have shown to railroad at the drop of a hat(this is one of many, a basic problem i see in their authorative "idealogy" or mentality)

If newspapers can't be taxed

If newspapers can't be taxed then firearms and ammo should not be taxed either.