Do we have any lawyers around?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Seacowboys, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I was curious about this, as a m16 has a barrell 16" or longer and is .22
    1936 amendment removes a rifle .22 caliber or smaller, with a barrel 16" or longer, from purview of the NFA
    Less than 2 years after it was enacted, the Congress determined that under the NFA, "a discrimination and hardship, which was never intended, has been inflicted upon two or three manufacturers of .22 and less caliber hunting rifles." In Public Law 74-490, the Congress amended the NFA to remove a rifle of .22 caliber or smaller from purview of the NFA "if its barrel is 16 inches or more in length." The legislative history is documented in H. R. Report No. 2000, 74th Congress, 2nd Session; and in Senate Report No. 1682, 74th Congress, 2nd Session. Accordingly, the Treasury Department amended Regulations 88 in the INTERNAL REVENUE BULLETIN, Cumulative Bulletin XV-1, January-June 1936, page 468.
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Funny you mention that SC. I was just thinking about asking a Former Shcoolmate of mine turned ESQ if he wanted to help us out here from a legal standpoint.. I'll call him
  3. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    So would that mean that you could put a .22 upper on banned rifels and legaly inport them?
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I think what he's saying is that really a firearm in .22LR may not really be considers a Firearm at all and then could be converted to SBR, Short barrelled Rifle, Full Auto etc... Like a BB gun. You've all seen the Full Auto BB guns that run off a battery.

    Just need a Guinea pig and a good lawyer. Someone may want to write Barwell on this one.
  5. Fozzy

    Fozzy Monkey+++ Founding Member

    No lawyer here...

    I suspect that the fact that most AR-16/M-16 variants are actually .223 Cal. or 5.56mm (Slight differences between the two IIRC.) would cancel most of, if not all of those rifles out of that exception. Just a guess! :D
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