Armed Canadian has an image up on his blog that has been making the rounds around the Gun Enthusiast internet.
Someone in Connecticut want to have a rifle with a barrel shorter than 18 inches. Short rifles are pretty cool to play with, but they have a status on the National Firearms Act of 1934, so to make rifle, or own a rifle with a short barrel (or a host of other specialized firearms) you have to apply for approval with the ATF and pay a $200 tax.
The picture AC posted is of the form you fill out, and it has been approved.
The reason stated for making this modification is usually something akin to, "Because I am a firearms collector," and that is a perfectly valid reason for wanting the type or to make a modification to an existing type. It's generally not recommended to put the reason you want, say, a machine gun is, "Because it's HELLA fun to shoot 100 discarded pumpkins on November 1st every year with $1000 of ammo shouting 'take THAT you evil gourds!'" Everything else on the form, besides the tax, is essentially the same thing everyone goes through when buying a gun and the National Instant Background Check is run.
The reason this guy put down, and was accepted, was: "Zombies"
What does this guy know that we don't know? Family members scoffed at my zombie preparation. Well don't come crying to me, Ma, when hordes of undead try to eat your brains. I told you to buy extra cans of soup, ammo, and a serviceable lever action...
I'm kinda worried. Has this guy in Connecticut read some mysterious news clipping recently describing "oddly sick deranged killers" that tried to bite people? Does he work for a gov't agency and has heard intelligence reports describing gray-pallored bitey people that are starting to spread? I need the skinny. I need the gouge.
Crap, I'm not ready.
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