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New ATF “Study on the Importability of ‘Certain’ Shotguns”

by on Jan.27, 2011, under Uncategorized


“certain shotgun features are not particularly suitable or readily adaptable for sporting purposes. These features include:

(1) Folding, telescoping, or collapsible stocks;
(2) bayonet lugs;
(3) flash suppressors;
(4) magazines over 5 rounds, or a drum magazine;
(5) grenade-launcher mounts;
(6) integrated rail systems (other than on top of the receiver or barrel);
(7) light enhancing devices;
(8) excessive weight (greater than 10 pounds for 12 gauge or smaller);
(9) excessive bulk (greater than 3 inches in width and/or greater than 4 inches in depth);
(10) forward pistol grips or other protruding parts designed or used for gripping the shotgun with the shooter’s extended hand.

Although the features listed above do not represent an exhaustive list of possible shotgun features, designs or characteristics, the working group determined that shotguns with any one of these features are most appropriate for military or law enforcement use. Therefore, shotguns containing any of these features are not particularly suitable for nor readily adaptable to generally recognized sporting purposes such as hunting, trap, sporting clay, and skeet shooting…”

This study will be open for pubic comment 1/31/2011 – 5/01/2011.

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WVCDL takes anti-gun city governments to court

by on Jan.24, 2011, under Uncategorized

Great work WVCDL!

“The complaint that has been filed alleges 40 different counts on which each of those ordinances violates various provisions of the U.S. Constitution, the state Constitution, federal laws, and state law,”

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More on the ATF rumblings about shotguns

by on Jan.22, 2011, under Uncategorized

Update / prediction from Princelaw as previously mentioned ATF plans on a Monday announcement concerning shotgun importability

“the new ruling is going to be akin to the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban, in that, shotguns with bayonet lugs, large capacity magazines…etc or commonly referred to as “evil parts,” will no longer be importable”

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Now what…

by on Jan.21, 2011, under Uncategorized

January 19th, 2011

Today, the ATF announced at the 2011 SHOT Show that a new ruling would be issued on Monday, January 24, 2011, regarding the importability of certain shotguns. ATF informed the audience at theATF Townhall meeting that they wanted to ensure that they were properly and justly enforcing the requirements of a shotgun being for a “sporting purpose.””…

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