NFA Freedom Alliance

NFA Freedom Alliance

  • Founded in 2014
  • Todd Rathner

The NFAFA is the strongest direct action/lobbying organization working at the state and federal level to ease restrictions on the ownership, manufacture, sale, and use of items regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA).


Goals

  • Identify states where NFA items are illegal and “defense to prosecution” (DTP) is the only protection for NFA owners.
  • Work to repeal and replace “DTP” with statutes that affirmatively protect ownership of NFA weapons.
  • Identify states that do not allow hunting with suppressors and enact legislation to allow such activities.
  • Remove state-level prohibitions against the possession of NFA items.

NFAFA

NFA Freedom Alliance

The NFAFA is the strongest direct action/lobbying organization working at the state and federal level to ease restrictions on the ownership, manufacture, sale, and use of items regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA).

NFA Freedom Alliance
1505 West Saint Mary’s Road #217
Tuscon, Arizona 85745

520-404-8096

ASA

American Suppressor Association

Sept 8, 2011

  • September 8th,  2011 articles of incorporation were approved American Silencer Association (ASA)
    – now known as the American Suppressor Association.
  • 2011 Founded by Knox Williams
  • 2011 = 285,000 legally obtained suppressors in circulation
    = 39 states were legal to own
  • AAC, Gemtech, and SilencerCo each pledged $5,000 towards the development of a trade association
  • December 2013 – Knox Williams became Executive Director of ASA
  • 2015 – 2017 Michael Williams became full-time attorney 
  • September 2016 – Owen Miller became Director of Outreach
  • 2020 = 1,750,000 suppressors in circulation
    = Law-abiding citizens in 42 states can own suppressors
    = hunters in 40 states are now allowed to use suppressors

https://americansuppressorassociation.com/


Legalized suppressor ownership

  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Vermont

Legalized the use of suppressors while hunting

  • July 1, 2014 – Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Wyoming

NFATCA

The National Firearms Act Trade & Collectors Association (NFATCA) is the premiere organization that champions the interests of the entire NFA community.

  • November 30, 2002 founded

Founded by

  • John Brown
    Battlefield Sports Ltd.
  • John Tibbetts
    Johns Guns
  • Teresa Starnes
    DoubleStar Corp.
  • Dan Shea
    Long Mountain Outfitters
  • Bob Landies
    Ohio Ordnance
  • Mark Barnes & Associates – Attorneys at Law

NFATCA
20603 Big Wells Drive
Katy TX 77449-6269
281.492.8288

http://www.nfatca.org

United States v. Miller

1939

Upheld a federal ban on sawed-off shotguns

 

  • March 30, 1939 United States v Miller – Argued
  • May 15, 1939 United States v Miller – Decided

  • Ruling on the National Firearms Act of 1934
  • Supreme Court upholds a federal ban on sawed-off shotguns
  • Supreme court ruled that when called for militia duty,
    “these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves
    and of the kind in common use at the time.”
  • (U.S. v Miller, 307 US 174)

District Court Western District Arkansas, charged that Jack Miller and Frank Layton ‘did unlawfully, knowingly, wilfully, and feloniously transport in interstate commerce from the town of Claremore in the State of Oklahoma to the town of Siloam Springs in the State of Arkansas a certain firearm, to-wit, a double barrel 12-gauge Stevens shotgun having a barrel less than 18 inches in length

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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