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U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representative David P. Roe (R-TN) have introduced bills to create a 180-day amnesty period for veterans or their family members to register historic war mementos that would be considered regulated firearms under the National Firearms Act (NFA).
Pending as S. 1435 and H.R. 3054, both of the bills would apply to items acquired overseas before October 31, 1968. This legislation would allow for the lawful possession and transfer of historically significant armaments and protect veterans from potential criminal liability for purely technical violations of the law that do not endanger public safety.
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving overseas in combat zones have over the years brought home a variety of mementos from their deployments. In some cases, these have included captured firearms of the type that require registration and the payment of a special tax under the NFA. Such legal technicalities, however, were presumably not foremost on the minds of the brave young service persons who had survived the ordeal of war and simply wanted to resume their normal lives in America.
Over the years these firearms have sat harmlessly idle in untold numbers of attics, basements, and barns. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms