This might be the best meme I’ve seen to sum up the foolishness that is the National Firearms Act. The guys over at Texas Machine Gun & Ordnance posted it to their Facebook page along with the following notes:
While assembling some Pistol Grip Only Shotguns today, it occurred to us how silly the NFA can be.
These are all the same guns, from the same factory, came from the same distributor in the same shipment, and the bottom 3 are ll fitted with the same 14″ barrel.
1. The gun comes in as a regular Title 1, Pistol Grip Shotgun.
2. We add a 14″ barrel to it, and it becomes an NFA regulated Any Other Weapon which transfers with a $5 tax stamp.
3. Once we add a Shockwave grip, and it’s overall length comes up to 26.2″; it is no longer an AOW and reverts back to being a Title 1, Pistol Grip Shotgun.
4. But if you add a stock to the same gun, it becomes a Short-Barrel Shotgun, which transfer with a $200 tax stamp.
Your tax dollars at work