Bill O’Reilly and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) battled tonight over gun control legislation. Rep. Chaffetz was invited on to discuss gun rights following the theater massacre in Colorado. Bill wants more rules and legislation passed to “prevent” another mass shooting like the slaughter last week. Chaffetz told Bill he was misinformed. O’Reilly also said he was a big Second Amendment person.

Andrea Ryan added this on firearms registration:

Bill O’Reilly was wrong and Senator Chaffetz was completely correct.

A simple reading of the ATF’s own website is irrefutable support that Bill O’Reilly was ranting on a topic he knows nothing about. And it’s a dangerous rant, because it incites people based on misinformation. For someone to call an AK-47 (a gun that could be, and is, used for hunting) “heavy armor” and “heavy armament” and then lump it in with mortars and heavy artillery is astoundingly uninformed. And then shame on Bill O’Reilly to tell Senator Chaffetz, who does know and understand the Federal laws, that he was wrong.

The Federal government requires a $200 SOT Tax Stamp for certain firearms listed below, along with an NFA application, a background check, and approval by the ATF, as well as, the local Chief Law Enforcement Officer. It’s an extremely rigorous and expensive process. The government makes it very difficult to own one of these and they make the burden on the individual to get it right quite brutal. Note: the machine guns that Bill O’Reilly said you can “just grab one at a gun show” are on the ATF’s list. You can’t just grab one at a gun show. This even applies to any piece of metal, i.e. a sear, that allows a rifle to become fully automatic.

The process takes many, many months. And if an owner wants to give or sell any of these firearms to another individual they must repeat the process, along with another $200 payment to the ATF.

From the ATF‘s website,

Q: The types of firearms that must be registered in the National Firearm Registration and Transfer Record are defined in the NFA and 27 CFR, Part 479. What are some examples?

Some examples of the types of firearms that must be registered are:

  • Machine guns;
  • The frames or receivers of machine guns;
  • Any combination of parts designed and intended for use in converting weapons into machine guns;
  • Any part designed and intended solely and exclusively for converting a weapon into a machine gun;
  • Any combination of parts from which a machine gun can be assembled if the parts are in the possession or under the control of a person;
  • Silencers and any part designed and intended for fabricating a silencer;
  • Short-barreled rifles;
  • Short-barreled shotguns;
  • Destructive devices; and,
  • “Any other weapon.”

A few examples of destructive devices are:

  • Molotov cocktails;
  • Anti-tank guns (over caliber .50);
  • Bazookas; and,
  • Mortars.

A few examples of “any other weapon” are:

  • H&R Handyguns;
  • Ithaca Auto-Burglar guns;
  • Cane guns; and,
  • Gadget-type firearms and “pen” guns which fire a projectile by the action of an explosive.

[26 U.S.C. 5845]

Q: How can an individual legally acquire NFA firearms?

Basically, there are 2 ways that an individual (who is not prohibited by Federal, State, or local law from receiving or possessing firearms) may legally acquire NFA firearms:

  1. By transfer after approval by ATF of a registered weapon from its lawful owner residing in the same State as the transferee.
  2. By obtaining prior approval from ATF to make NFA firearms.

[27 CFR 479.62-66 and 479.84-86]

Q: What is the tax on making an NFA firearm?

The tax is $200 for making any NFA firearm, including “any other weapon.”

Q: How is this tax paid?

A money order or check made payable to the Bureau of ATF together with the application forms are to be mailed to the Bureau of ATF, NFA Branch.

 

 

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  1. OT:

    U.S. traffic deaths jump 13.5 percent in 2012

    U.S. traffic deaths jump 13.5 percent in 2012

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120720/AUTO01/207200430#ixzz21au3a0cb

    Could it because of CAFE Standards? Seems like we were warned that raising the MPG CAFE Standards would mean more highway deaths.

    Seems like everything the Liberal Democrats touch turns to crap.

  2. O’Reilly is a do-gooder blowhard who thinks he is the Moral Authority on most everything. Like all bleeding hearts, they fail to see or understand The Law of Unintended Consequences:

    http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/UnintendedConsequences.html

  3. Baxter Factor is a FRAUD – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOPW7eCwBM0

  4. ++

    60 thousands rounds of heavy ammo and no check??

    EARTH TO GUN DEALERS..

    WE HAVE TERRORISTS IN SIDE THIS COUNTRY..

    WHAT WERE YOU THINKING – FAST & FURIOUS??

    GAH!!

    ==

  5. ++

    how dumbed down are we??

    see something say something for heavens sake!! *sigh*

    ==

  6. BILL [BARRYS DAMAGE CONTROL PROPAGANDIST] IS SO DELUSIONAL, HES BELIEVES THE LIES & SPIN, AND THEN USES IT AS HIS ARGUMENT!!! WE KNOW THE GOVT. USES STEPS.. STEPS TO USE TO GO FURTHER & FURTHER, ITS STRATEGY!!! CHAFFETZ IS A HERO!!!! FOR EVERYTHING HE DOES FOR AMERICA!!!!

  7. A demagog will never let truth stand between himself and a good headline or photoshoot. Truth, like freedom, is only an illusion.

  8. He has definitely stepped into a topic he knows nothing about but thinks he does. I recommended he send Jesse Watters to a gun show to buy a machine gun, howitzer or bazooka and see what happens.

  9. DOH’RELLY DONT KNOW SHlT

  10. Bills just another statist elite. I stopped watching him years ago.

  11. I quit watching O’Blowhard long ago. Every time I tuned in he was wanting the government to intervene in some real or imagined “crisis” with more regulations. People such as he think they are the smartest people in the room when they are not.

  12. O’REILLY IS OFTEN MISINFORMED BLOWHARD.

    ON THIS ONE HE IS IGNORANTLY SPOUTING OUT LIES AND CONFLATING DIFFERENT TYPES OF WEAPONRY.

    O’REILLY IS A PINHEAD ON GUNS.

  13. As I have posted here before…O’Reilly is all about O’Reilly and what he can garner for himself. When he gets caught showing his ignorance of certain laws, practices and regulations he puffs ups and gets crazy. I saw that SOP tonight with Chavez. I watched O’Reilly do the same type of ignorant rant on the Elizabeth Smart case against her father. He still has not apologized for that. He’s a buffoon looking to stay in high ratings so he can pocket the money. Okay. Fine. He’s a useful idiot to get Barry out of office to those who are seeking some sort of affirmation of their “undecided” worldview. He’s done the “I haven’t made a decision yet” BS for years in order to make some sort of grand announcement prior to the election as if everyone is just some idiot who hangs on his every word. I’m just fine with that. If he tanks Barry then great. Otherwise he’s the typical blowhard with an incompetent staff that gives a theater to has beens such as B. Goldberg, Stossel and those female lawyers who appear in order for him to argue legalities in areas he has ZERO knowledge or competency in. Good Lord…have the gals at Fox fallen so far to have to oblige to his personality quirks for attention. Otherwise…more power to him as he uses his vaudeville act to get rid of Barry. I’m all for it in that case.

  14. Bill was acting like an arrogant *** hole.

  15. This one finally did it for me…..no more O’Reilly, period. He is such a blowhard and not really very smart despite how frequently he reminds us of his vast intelligence. Boy, it’s getting hard to watch anything or anyone on tv anymore.

  16. Corn-beef-head is looking out for you.

    Corn-beef-head wants government to
    watch over you and take care of you.

    Corn-beef-head will enjoy talking about this
    for years on end at every step of the “legal process”.

    Corn-beef-head is on your side.



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