Does Using an NFA Item in a Personal Defense Situation Put You in More Legal Jeopardy?
By Dan Zimmerman
Does the kind of firearm you use in a self-defense situation matter? If you shoot a home invader to protect your family with a suppressed handgun, does that present legal problems you wouldn’t face if you’d shot the attacker with a Ruger GP100? That’s a question that was raised recently by a commenter.
When a reader asserted that if you use a NFA-regulated gun (say, a short-barrel rifle) or a suppressor to defend yourself, “your ensuing legal adventures are going to be much more complicated and cost you a lot more in lawyers’ bills,” reader Cicero, an attorney, wrote this .
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