Originally Posted by 44 AMP
Did you know that an original draft of the NFA did not contain regulations on silencers? It had the NFA regs for HANDGUNS!
Yup. That's why the regs for short-barreled shotguns and rifles seem so bizarre and arbitrary. Originally, the NFA was going to apply to anything shorter than 26"; ie. small enough to be concealed under an overcoat.
With pistols removed from the purview of the NFA, the SBR/SBS regs serve no more function than the appendix. (And yet, like the appendix, they remain there.)