Originally Posted by Scott3670
Isn't the NFA based on the wishes of the people back in 1934? They were tired of all the gangster violence (drive-by shootings with Tommy guns and sawed-off shotguns, etc.) and wanted something done about it. If I've got this right (and I'm not saying that I do) then, with all due respect, why are we blaming the Government for something we wanted?
civilians weren't the ones pushing for firearms restrictions, law enforcement was. cops and federal agents were literally outgunned and tired of losing.
it was also another charge they could throw at the bad guys once they caught them.