necessarily other firearms like rifles or shotguns. The policy seems lax, in that it does
not put much restriction on the total volume of guns a person can buy in their lifetime.
However, it is not completely against gun control. The policy takes into account that
restricting the sale of handguns, which is the preferred gun for crimes, can massively
take away profits from second-hand or illegal purchases. In turn, this can decrease the
rate of such gun-related crimes and/or violence from occurring.
Policy name (Precise bill/policy/legislation name):
National Firearms Act
Policy link (Include a direct link to the policy. Do not use Wikipedia, news articles, etc.
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Brief summary of the policy in your own words (minimum 100 words):
Firearms Act (NFA) is a Congressional law that was created in 1934, its driving force
was the gangland period during the Prohibition. It enforces $200 taxes on the
manufacture and transfer of NFA firearms –shotguns, rifles, machine guns, and
silencers. The act specifies that the minimum barrel length for shot guns be under 18
inches, and for rifles 16 inches. The act requires that transfer of NFA firearms be
registered with the Secretary of Treasury beforehand. Vendors of such firearms require
a federal firearms license and an occupational tax permit. Overall, its main goal is to
limit the transactions of such firearms. The act from 1934 was amended in 1986 so that
the transfer or possession of machine guns is prohibited. This prohibition is disregarded
for those individuals who own a machinegun before the enactment done in 1986.