Prohibition and the violence it brought led to the first federal gun control law, the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) which restricted machine, guns and other "exotic" weapons.
What does NFA stand for?
NFA stands for National Firearms Act of 1934
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Before last week, the most important legal precedent came when the Supreme Court upheld the National Firearms Act of 1934 against a challenge on grounds that it violated the Second Amendment.
When the National Firearms Act of 1934 was enacted, we should have shouted.
Endnotes 1 The National Firearms Act of 1934 identified a select group of firearms favored by the criminal element.
Machine guns, for the record, already are strictly regulated as Class III firearms under the National Firearms Act of 1934, and are legally available only after paying a $200 federal tax and securing the permission of the chief law enforcement officer in the purchaser's locale.
The appeals court's decision was a departure from the precedent that had guided most federal courts since 1939, when the Supreme Court upheld the National Firearms Act of 1934 against a constitutional challenge.