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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is taking a rare step of allowing public comments prior to issuing a decision on a study that could result in outlawing certain types of shotguns currently available to citizens.
The ATF completed a study regarding the importability of certain shotguns. The basis for a possible ban is based on a loosely defined “Sporting Purpose” test. Using the vague definition almost all pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns could be banned as they are all capable of accepting a magazine, box or tube capable of holding more than 5 rounds. Other characteristics determined to be “military” by the ATF can also be used as a basis for a ban.
Ironically, many shotguns with “military” features are currently being used in shooting competitions held by the USPSA, IDPA and IPSC. The rules could also result in obscure regulations where an individual would be unsure if he is violating them or not.
Originally posted by benrl
Ah yes, the Shot gun/ Long rifle "Loop holes" these are the easiest to get, some places you can walk into a walmart and buy a blister pack with a shot gun and ammo.
its BS gun grabbing non-sense, shot guns are the perfect home defense weapon and there is no reason to change anything about the current regulations regarding them.
unless you wana make it difficult to defend ones home...
Anyone storming a house fears a shot gun, criminals or you know who ever...edit on 27-5-2012 by benrl because: (no reason given)
surely banning shotguns will be a stupid task as i bet theres more of them in the USA than there is blades of grass so i'd hate to be an ATF guy having to knock on doors and ask for them unless you have a very good package that will look after your family after your death
Originally posted by spyder550
Are they looking at the street sweeper type shotgun?
Using the vague definition almost all pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns could be banned as they are all capable of accepting a magazine, box or tube capable of holding more than 5 rounds.
Originally posted by MrJohnSmith
reply to post by seabag
Damn Yankees ! Take all their guns off them ! Blinkin things go off and people get injured or killed... You chaps should take up the fine sport of cricket .... No...maybe not, you,d probably use the bat as an offensive weapon.