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The author of the article states, referring to the original Act, that wanting to have "tight controls" on several entire classes of weapons, other than rifles, "makes sense".

That is the epic failure. Anyone who presents themselves as a serious supporter of the IIA must not provide ammunition to our enemies. Words mean things.
 

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Short barreled rifles and shotguns were only added to the NFA because the original draft had pistols included as restricted weapons, this is the type of weapon most often used in crime (and self defense BTW). And, there is little point in making people resister pistols if they can legally make short weapons out of legal rifles or shotguns.

However, the final bill had to drop the pistol restriction in order to pass.
 
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