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BATF Seeks Ban on “Military” Shotguns: Over 5 Rounds
The Tea Party Economist ^ | May 28, 2012 | Gary North

Posted on 05/28/2012 2:58:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: Red in Blue PA

Touche.


51 posted on 05/29/2012 6:17:39 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Because the BATF designates these as “military.”

You can't have a "well regulated militia" with weapons that aren't suitable for military use. This violates both the letter and the spirit of the Second Amendment.

52 posted on 05/29/2012 6:28:13 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Somehow, I cannot see Sergeant York with a 7-round shotgun taking on the Germans.

Indeed. That would have been Sergeant Fred Lloyd with the 12-gage trench broom; York was a Tennessee born and bred rifle marksman:

The Winchester Model 97 -- firing a modern 12-gauge shell -- with pump action; six-round magazine capacity; and short, 18-inch barrel was brought over by American military police and infantrymen and soon became known as the "trench sweeper." An infantryman breaking into a trench could sweep both sides of it (to the depth of a passageway) with multiple buckshot rounds. Once leaders understood the 50-meter range of this weapon, it was employed with skill. A soldier with a shotgun, fast to pump and fire, could quickly suppress German trench assaults and clear dugouts with devastating effectiveness. Out of the trenches, the Model 97 cleared Germans out of farmhouses and buildings in French villages with equal effectiveness. On 27 September 1918, Sergeant Fred Lloyd, using a Model 97, advanced alone into a German-held village and began methodically clearing it, pumping and firing the shotgun as he moved. He finally collapsed with exhaustion after routing thirty German soldiers. The combat shotgun had earned its place as an Army secondary weapon.

53 posted on 05/30/2012 4:52:10 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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AA-12. World's deadliest shotgun!

Clearly you've never seen what the 120mm smoothbore main gun of an Abrams tank loaded with an XM1028 APERS round can do.


54 posted on 05/30/2012 4:58:30 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t this *precisely* the sort of arm protected by the second amendment?


55 posted on 06/01/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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