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In 1934, Congress passed the National Firearms Act (NFA), which, among other things, placed restrictions on the purchase, sale and ownership of what the federal government calls “Class 3” weapons.
This classification included firearms that could operate in a fully automatic mode, or in other words, firearms that could discharge multiple rounds as a result of pulling the trigger only once. There are appropriations within the NFA to still own fully automatic weapons, but unless you have beaucoup bucks to pay all the taxes and licensing fees, persuade the local police to grant you their blessings, live in what the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BAFTE) feels is the right kind of neighborhood, pass all the background checks and then be patient enough to wait for months for a decision from the government, you will likely not be holding a fully automatic rifle any time soon.
But there is a viable and legal alternative that allows you to mimic a fully automatic weapon and not have to go through all of the legal hoopla and expense associated with obtaining a Class 3 permit. This alternative comes from a company called Slide Fire Solutions and takes the form of a simple-to-install kit that fits most AR-15, AK-47 or Saiga-style rifles. Some people refer to this basic design as a “bump-fire” system whereby the trigger becomes engaged as a direct result of the firing of the rifle and the opening of the action.
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