1934 National Firearms Act

What is the 1934 National Firearms Act ?

  • June 26, 1934
  • strict government regulation and tax of machine guns, short-barreled rifles, and silencers
  •  imposed a tax on the manufacturing, selling, and transporting of firearms listed in the law

 

  • 1968 Haynes v. United States  effectively gutted the National Act of 1934

 


transformed crime

  • response to gangster culture
  • Prohibition-era violence
  • attempted assassination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933
  • advent of the “getaway car”

Another federal law soon followed in the National Firearms Act of 1938, which required the licensing of interstate gun dealers.


Short Barreled Rifle (SBR)

  • 2010 = 74,727
  • 2012 = 93,486
  • 2013 = 119,025
  • 2014 = 137,951
  • 2015 = 181,314
  • 2016 = 213,594
  • 2017 = 297,626
  • 2018 = 345,323
  • 2019 = 413,167
  • 2020 = 460,544

Any Other Weapon (AOW)

  • 2010 = 52,676
  • 2012 = 54,649
  • 2013 = 56,050
  • 2014 = 56,215
  • 2015 = 57,523
  • 2016 = 57,777
  • 2017 = 60,019
  • 2018 = 60,706
  • 2019 = 62,162
  • 2020 = 65,398

Short Barreled Shotgun (SBS)

  • 2010 = 116,462
  • 2012 = 124,079
  • 2013 = 130,105
  • 2014 = 131,951
  • 2015 = 138,393
  • 2016 = 140,474
  • 2017 = 146,098
  • 2018 = 149,866
  • 2019 = 155,021
  • 2020 = 158,059

Machine Gun

  • 2010 = 456,930
  • 2012 = 488,065
  • 2013 = 505,861
  • 2014 = 512,790
  • 2015 = 543,073
  • 2016 = 575,602
  • 2017 = 630,019
  • 2018 = 638,260
  • 2019 = 699,977
  • 2020 = 726,951

Suppressor

  • 2010 = 285,930
  • 2012 = 360,534
  • 2013 = 494,452
  • 2014 = 571,750
  • 2015 = 792,282
  • 2016 = 902,805
  • 2017 = 1,360,023
  • 2018 = 1,489,791
  • 2019 = 1,750,433
  • 2020 = 2,042,719

Destructive Devices

  • 2010 = 1,864,522
  • 2012 = 2,064,09
  • 2013 = 2,205,487
  • 2014 = 2,246,742
  • 2015 = 2,446,984
  • 2016 = 2,545,844
  • 2017 = 2,709,704
  • 2018 = 2,818,528
  • 2019 = 2,977,630
  • 2020 = 3,180,393

Total NFA

  • 2010 = 2,850,406
  • 2012 = 3,184,80
  • 2013 = 3,510,980
  • 2014 = 3,656,649
  • 2015 = 4,159,569
  • 2016 = 4,436,096
  • 2017 = 5,203,489
  • 2018 = 5,502,474
  • 2019 = 6,058,390
  • 2020 = 6,634,064

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