Originally Posted by hogger129
It will also force people into buying firearms through black markets because honestly who's gonna go pay thousands of dollars at a gun shop, and register it and do all the PITA paperwork, when they can just buy em cheap in a back alley somewhere?
Who is going to pay extra to comply with laws that they feel are inherently wrong?
Well, I do. Anyone who has paid for the tax stamp (and there are many of us here on TFF) has done just that.
Could I have bought a silencer for a lot less? Yep. I could also cut down the barrel on one of my shotguns for free, but I won't do it.
Instead, I've been trying for the last couple years to find a barreled SxS 12 gauge action that has never had a stock mounted to it. Ideally with external hammers.
SBSs are banned in Indiana, so I need something that has never been a shotgun so that I can make an AOW rather than an SBS. And it's just about impossible to find. I've got probably $200+ invested in my time on this project (and I work for cheap).
So long as it is possible to comply with the law, it's cheaper and easier to do so. I want the laws changed, but I don't want CampingJosh v. United States
to be the test case.