Sunday, June 12, 2011

Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2011

Provides a 90-day amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record any firearm acquired before October 31, 1968, by a veteran while a member of the Armed Forces stationed outside the continental United States. Grants such an individual limited immunity under the federal criminal code and the Internal Revenue Code with respect to the acquisition, possession, transportation, or alteration of such firearm before or concurrent with such registration.
Sounds like something that needs to be passed.


Keith said...

come, come.

why not an open ended amnesty as a temporary measure until the NFA '34 and the GCA '68 are both repealed in their entirety?

Tam said...

An open-ended amnesty doesn't stand much chance right now.

However, with WWII and Korea-era veterans starting to drop in earnest, the numbers of next of kin that are finding themselves inadvertent felons when grandpa's war trophy buzzgun turns up in the sea chest or tool shed are getting high enough to warrant a "veteran's amnesty", which should be politically doable, and will at least save these guns from the cutting torch until we get more political traction.

Anonymous said...

I don't know. Perhaps I'm getting too cynical in my middle age, but it smells to me like "There are some weapons out there we don't know about. How can we get them registered so we'll know where they are when we want to pick them up?"
I hate sounding like a member of the tinfoil hat brigade, but I've been around too long to believe the .gov is trying to help.

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna go with MichDave's thought. Not to mention how many times someone trying to do a registration would be lied to and told that their gun would have to be confiscated.