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- Bill: HR 1297 - Classifying AR Pistols/Others as NFA Firearms
- Position: Oppose
- Author: Rep. Demings (D-FL-10)
HR 1297, The Law Enforcement Protection Act, would add armor-piercing, concealable weapons as a category under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Presumably, Rep. Demings is targeting AR/AK pistols and other guns like the FN Five-seveN that fire “high-powered” rounds. Demings states that “If the handguns addressed by LEPA were designed to be fired from the shoulder, they would be considered a short-barreled rifle, subjecting them to NFA regulation. They fire the same rifle rounds, but because they are designed to be fired from the hand, they escape NFA regulation.”
But the reality is, Demings is not trying to address a loophole. She is just trying to ban guns that are used to protect everyday gun owners across America. This bill must be stopped!