Firearm Owners Protection Act


  • Effective May 19, 1986 
  • prohibiting a national registry of dealer records
  • limiting ATF inspections to once per year
  • allowing licensed dealers to sell firearms at “gun shows”
  • removed regulations on the sale and transfer of ammunition
  • prohibited civilian ownership or transfer of machine guns made after May 19, 1986
  • redefined “silencer” to include parts intended to make silencers ?

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