I wish it were possible for normal people to own fun stuff. For me $200 is a decent chunk of change (not that it matters in MI) to shell out just to register a suppressor or SBR. And in most households buying an old beat-up machine gun (or a few pieces of machined metal) for the cost of a new car is out of the question. Really a shorter barrel or quieter report doesn't make the weapons more deadly in the hands of criminals. Also, aside from that fact I doubt a significant portion of violent crime is committed with NFA items registered or not (ie home made). You could argue that a FA would be more devastating in a high profile shooting, but really if you're going to go on a murder spree the ATF is going to be the last thing on your mind. Let's face it, two of the most popular rifle designs (AK/AR) are pretty easy to convert to FA with either easily attainable parts or even with household items if you're crafty enough. Even still most high profile shootings are with standard, legal guns. So my solution? Make SBR and suppressors legal with no registration. Maybe make sales and transfers go through an FFL and run a standard background check to make some of the liberals feel better. To deter their use in crime give it a mandatory sentence on top of whatever they used it for. FA would be trickier and I'll give the liberals this one, they have a far greater potential to be devastating. How do you guys think it would be ideally handled? Maybe go thru a FFL for manufacture, sale, and transfer of FA firearms along with some sort of mandatory registration that requires some sort of competency test and full understanding of what will happen if used in a crime. Dunno, what do you guys think? Ever since all the April fool's day jokes about NFA being repealed I've been thinking about what I would be like if NFA stuff was legal. Cliffs: suppressor/sbr restriction and registration is pointless. NFA in general should loosen up because for the most part these are basically novelty items and rarely turn up in crimes. Not sure how full autos should be regulated, so I'm curious what you guys think.