Those red-neck white-trash idiots? No I don't watch then, first of all these guys are idiots when it comes to safety, I watched one episode where they were converting semi-auto thompsons to full-auto and they managed to fu** it up so that after you pulled the trigger it fires until it runs out of ammo. And of course on the first test run you always start off with a full mag.... Really? And they are not helping the publics image of "gun guys" they don't tell you that they are a class 2 SOT type 10 (minimum) and civilians cant own a machine gun made or imported after May 19, 1986. And owning any machine gun/ silencer/ sbr or AOW requires allot of paperwork and background checks and many months of waiting to acquire permission to be able to acquire one, And thats IF your state allows any of those!! The only people that can own a new machine gun is either military/Leo or are another class 2 dealer/manufacture. There are very limited number of civilian legal machine guns. No more will ever be available, so you would have to be an absolute idiot to "modify" one. These guys are first class idiots and the ATF should take away their license. I'm embarrassed to disgusted to be grouped together with these people.
Alot of paperwork?
No. A form 1 or 4 takes all of three minutes to fill out in duplicate. Finger print cards and pass port photos take 10 minutes at kinkos and sheriffs office. The CLEO sign off can take a couple weeks(been my experience) to get back to you......but forming a trust or corperation avoids that. All thats left is a $200 check. Package all that up and send to Atlanta for a transfer or WV for a new manufacture. The last 3 stamps Ive got back this year all took about 4 months to approve. There are only like 12 examiners doing all the work for the NFA
Machine gun info is correct. Transferables are not all that rare....just very expensive. You did leave out post May samples but thats another game. I tend to agree that the harrison act will never get repealed, and thus re legalize newly manufactured MG's. But I can hope.
Suppressors are everywhere and continually being improved upon(and you wont shoot without once youve started. 9mm and 22lr's are the best) Not too hard on the check book either.
Buying and building short barrels is nothing....just wait for your stamp to assemble.
These states allow suppressors: AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MO, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY. Most of them probably allow SBR's and machine guns too. Some states have specific regs like mine, Missouri. I have to maintain a C&R license which is nothing really. I see your in Iowa. Sorry.
Yes, Sons of GUns are goof balls and dont do a good job of informing the viewer about NFA items......but there is only so much TV time and they probably dont want to bore people. And their suppressors are junk......not to mention an AK makes a terrible host.