On the NFA rule changes
Looks like the NFATCA petitioned for a look at the rules and ATF went and made up different rules, then cited NFATCA.
ATF also cites one case of someone trying and failing to get a suppressor after being denied. Yes, ATF noticed that the owner of the trust was a prohibited person and denied the transfer. Odd.
Also, genius from the comments:
Something has to be done. Too many criminals paying $500 to a lawyer to establish a trust, then spending $15k more to buy a machine gun, $1k more to buy a silencer, $400 more in tax stamps and waiting 8-10 months to go kill a bunch of people. Enough! We need tougher gun control! This is way too easy!