Editorial Oversight

Found this CNN story through one of the opposition channels, and frankly I’m floored at the title.

Loophole allows for easier purchase of high-powered weapons

That’s the title, but the article is actually a pretty decent (for CNN at least) article on NFA firearms. The only other place the word “Loophole” is found on the page is in the caption to the picture:

Benjamin Ferguson bought a silencer through a federal weapons loophole.

“Federal Weapons Loophole”? You mean that loophole where if you happen to live in a state where Suppressors (not “silencers”) legal, and you can get your Chief of police, or county Sheriff to sign off on the ATF form, and you pay a $200 federal transfer tax, you can buy a suppressor from a federally licensed NFA dealer….of course after a 6+ month waiting period and background check.

Holy shit we need to close that mo’fuggin loophole! Can you imagine how people could take advantage of that? Seriously, can you? I’m racking my brain and sure as hell can’t think of one….

What’s hilarious is not only did CNN write this turd, but CSGV appears to have only read the title, but not the story.

Gun enthusiasts using loophole to acquire full-auto machines guns & silencers w/o background checks.

Heh, idiots!

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0 Responses to Editorial Oversight

  1. wfgodbold says:

    I think the “loophole” is that he bought it after forming a trust (because the local guy wouldn’t sign off on the purchase).

    Which is, of course, perfectly legal.

  2. Linoge says:


    It is what they do.

    No loophole was exploited, or even sighted. He still had to go through the full background checks that are required for all NFA purchases.

  3. McThag says:

    There’s something to this.

    I used the mentioned Goldman to make up my NFA trust.

    I am the one who filled out the form 1 to make the SBR and it is I who had the background check done. As far as I know my wife, cotrustee, did not have such a check done for the SBR stamp.

    Any trustee can have access to the NFA item; if the ATF is not checking every trustee mentioned on the trust forms there’s definitely a loophole. I am not required to let ATF know when we add or delete trustees from our trust.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Oh, I can see how that could be horribly abused….oh wait, no, no I can’t see how that could be abused. Explain?

      • McThag says:

        Anyone we add to the trust post-stamp will not be vetted by the ATF’s background check. So someone could become a legal part owner of an NFA item without going through any sort of background check for it. It seems to me that if you are looking to avoid that background check you have someone else make a trust, buy some NFA items with it, then add you to the trust after the stamps arrive.

        I am uncertain that they check everyone named as a trustee or just the person named as the applicant on the Form 1 or 4.

        • Weerd Beard says:

          And what happens to your expensive NFA item if you happen to add Ray-Ray the Meth Chef to your little trust?


          • McThag says:


            Nothing about adding Ray-Ray to the trust makes his convicted felon ass legal to own a gun!

            Assuming they ever noticed we’d added him…

            I have never, ever, been asked to prove my SBR is legal. I don’t think that anyone really cares.

          • Weerd Beard says:

            Yeah but he COULD get his hands on an NFA gun!

            Just like that “Loophole” where I exceeded the posted speed limit on my way into the office this morning, or how when somebody is murdered in gang land and the police don’t make any arrests because no witnesses will step forward. It might as well be legal to murder or speed!!11!!!

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