Antique Firearms Law Changes Proposed In Senate

   The United States Gun Control Act of 1968 classified any firearm manufactured before 1898 as an antique thus making them exempt from any federal control. Essentially these guns are not considered the be "firearms" under federal law so they can be bought,sold, and shipped without any restrictions from the ATF.

   The date has remained unchanged for 45 years unlike the Curio and Relic classification which is updated and expanded on a regular basis. An antique in most items is commonly known as anything 100 years old or older so more items are included as they age.

   A new bill submitted May 1, 2014 designated H.R. 4547, seeks "To modify the definition of antique firearm". Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana drafted the bill in an effort to expand second amendment rights where these guns are concerned. The new definition for antique firearms would keep all the pre 1898 weapons and be expanded to include most firearms manufactured in or before 1913. Some military weapons like certain battle rifles would not be included.
firearms manufactured on or before 1913
Bill Cassidy (R-L
Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

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