Just remember Ruby Ridge happened because a shotgun was one quarter of an inch too short and turned Randy Weaver from Law Abiding Citizen into Federal Felon and subsequently the ATF and a host of other agencies descended onto his property even going to the extent of building a special bridge so they could get tanks next to his house.
And remember its legal to own a weapon deemed too short you just need to pay a 200 dollar tax.
Randy Weaver's wife and son were killed over 200 bucks due to Uncle Sam.
Ya...and what did they have to pay Randy Weaver in the end? And Randy Weaver was what now? He was found what in court?
Besides that..where in the hell did I say anything about sawed off shotguns? Weaver got into it by trying to sell a sawed off shotgun AFTER they showed him where the hell to saw it off at.
I WILL give anything I want to who I want to have it. END OF STORY! Got it?
Actually, they were killed because Weaver wouldn't roll over and inform on neighbors and associates who were suspected of being raycists. The charge of manufacturing a short barreled shotgun was supposed to be the leverage by which they controlled Weaver, but he wouldn't play their game and just went home. No doubt someone in the BATF took offense at the refusal of their 'generous' offer to become a snitch. Call a spade a spade.