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Old 08-01-2018, 11:16 AM
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...a $125 FFL fee plus shipping starts to approach the $200 tax imposed on NFA firearms...which...of course...was intended as a disincentive to the sales of those firearms...

...I know the $64 I paid on my last $437 GB purchase put it over the $500 dollar limit I really wanted to pay...definitely a disincentive...
There is another factor involved, and that is state and local sales taxes. Your $437 purchase, if made from a local dealer in an area with 7% sales tax, would have cost you $467, so the overall difference is much smaller.

I agree with other commenters that the object of such laws and regulations is primarily to discourage lawful firearms purchases.
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