Every time yours truly thinks about Wayne LaPierre, the "tough" guy NRA head who never served in the military but talks a tough chicken hawk game, your truly's head does a Linda Blair given just how craven this guy truly is. Well, it seems there is a 1934 gun control law that works, something that should be applied to civilians who want guns of every type but have to submit to the regulatory protocol as articulated by the National Fire Arms Act, courtesy the ATF.
In speeches, publications and a steady stream of fund-raising literature, the N.R.A. rails against gun registration and gun owner databases. In 2008, the organization’s chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, claimed that photographing and fingerprinting gun owners was “the key gun control scheme” of the candidate Barack Obama, who, Mr. LaPierre predicted, would confiscate every gun in America before the end of his first term as president. The N.R.A. now says that the “real goal” of “gun control supporters” like Hillary Clinton is “ gun confiscation.”
But the longstanding National Firearms Act not only already mandated the registration of all owners of machine guns, short-barreled rifles, silencers and other weapons deemed highly dangerous at the time, it created a national database of those gun owners with their mug shots and fingerprints, and a detailed description of each weapon purchased, including its serial number. Purchasers of “N.F.A. weapons,” as they are known, must pass an F.B.I. background check, be approved by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and pay a $200 tax. Stolen weapons must be reported to the A.T.F. immediately — the sort of requirement the N.R.A. opposes for other gun thefts.
Isn't time for the NRA to return to it roots when it apolitically supported gun control and taught countless Americans the proper use of firearms as the Civil War Vets intended when they created this once great organization back 1871.
Don't do this @ home. :)