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Sawed off shotguns are taxed, just like short barrel rifles, suppressors and old machine guns. Those are NFA items and you have to fill out the paperwork, pay the $200 tax and wait for approval. Once approved, you can possess or make the NFA item.
they are illegal because they allow you to spray fire from the hip.
LOL, right, and this particular model, with the right ammunition, can rain down lead at a rate of 400 rounds per trigger pull, or about 1600 rounds per minute, for the slow operator.
Mikeb, why don't you do a bit of reading into our current gun laws? The information is available in many sources. An hour of your time would make you much better aware of the facts.
It varies depending on the state. In California, short shotguns are "may own"- which means "no". Just the way you like it. Even for the elites who are allowed to own it, it has to be curios and relic status, and pretty sure it can't be sawed-off. It had to be manufactured as a SBS, not modified.
In most free states, you can manufacture it yourself. You just have to get permission from ATF first. You submit the manufacture paperwork at the same time you submit your NFA paperwork and pay the $200 tax. Short barrel shot guns being on the NFA has no practical value anyway, what with all the revolvers chambered for shotgun shells.
Sure in .410, but in something viable for home defense like 12ga?
I think it's Winchester that makes a 2 3/4 000 buck that penetrates 12 to 15 inches. That's like having a three round burst from a .40 cal pistol.
Because everybody needs to have a sawed-off, in addition to the semi-auto handgun, the single/double action revolver, the Remington 700, the Garand M1, the Barrett, the SKS or AK47, M4, M-16/AR-15*, the Wilson Combat Border Patrol 12 GA. pumpgun and your Bond Ranger derringer in .44/.410 or .38/.357. Cuz, like, you never know when the nefarious DPRoK will send its million or so crazed troops to invade the U.S.--or when the paperboy opens your screen door to place your newspaper where it won't get rained on. WOLVERINES!!* All of these semi-automatic--um, not "battle rifles" or "assault rifles" per Master Armorer, Greggie C., weapons which fire JUST ONE FUCKIN' ROUND AT A FUCKIN' TIME FROM THEIR FUCKIN' MAGAZINE, NOT THEIR FUCKIN' "CLIP", you anti-gunz stupidz!!--which can with the help of intertoobz instructional videos and lotz of people happy to ship you the requisite parts be turned into the fully automatic penis substitutes that the REAL GUNSEL so fervently desires acquiring.
DC - nobody needs a car capable of traveling faster than the legal speed limit yet we allow people to purchase these legal items at will. Why any difference with a gun?
Democommie, SBSs are treated as a privilege, not a right. Do you still have a problem with it? What is the big deal anyway? Can you express specifically and coherently what the problem is?
I can go to any gun shop in MA and buy a shotgun that has a pistol grip and no stock. Fucking losers in the gun ban crowd can't even keep track of their own laws.