Re: Legal Question: Is this the way to challenge the NFA?
The problem is that the NFA is a taxation mechanism, it's not about regulation of interstate commerce. Anyone who meets the (reasonably straightforward criteria, sort of like what you go through to get a concealed carry permit) and who pays the tax, can have a sawed-off shotgun or a machine gun. The government's stated interest in such things is collection of the tax, which is why what used to be ATF was part of the Treasury Dept. So in theory, the NFA didn't infringe on the legitimate ownership of weapons, it just taxed them, the same as the United States does with tires.
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