Today's AJC.com has an article about the NFA and legal ownership of machineguns. They interviewed the gun store owner, and the article was fairly balanced and accurate. The said that this rap star T-something, whatever the punk's name is, could have used his big money to buy those kinds of NFA weapons legally, IF he had just led a more law-abiding life in the past, because a thorough background check and LEO sign-off is part of the process to get a machinegun or silencer legally. That's true, of course, but I hardly doubt that any rap star would lower himself to beg the government's permission to own such a weapon. They want the bad-boy appeal of doing it like they do on the street, totally black-market on the down-low. Just like I can't see any rap star getting a pharmacist's license to dispense prescription drugs! The only complaint I could lodge against this article is that they don't give enough emphasis to the legal USE, actual shooting, of such guns, by their private owners. The article says they're so valuable many people collect them just as investments without using them. Yes, that's true for some guns, and some owners. Many other people actually shoot their guns for fun, at shooting ranges, and nobody gets hurt. Of course the article did mention that such guns are available for rent in Lawrenceville for use at the indoor range attached to the gun shop.