Skip to comments.Deadline Nears On BATFE Shotgun Ban Comments
Posted on 04/12/2011 5:44:24 PM PDT by neverdem
|Deadline Nears On BATFE Shotgun Ban Comments|
|Friday, April 08, 2011|
As we reported on Jan. 28, May 1 is the deadline for public comments concerning a shotgun importation ban that has been proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. A working group within the BATFE has recommended that any shotgun (semi-automatic, pump-action or any other) that has any one of 10 specific features should be banned from importation, on the grounds that such shotguns are not generally recognized as particularly suitable for a readily adaptable to sporting purposes.
The features in question are a folding, telescoping, or collapsible stock; a magazine of over five rounds or a drum magazine; a flash suppressor or a muzzle brake that also suppresses flash; an integrated rail system other than on top of the receiver or barrel; a light enhancing device; a forward pistol grip or similar protruding part; an excessive weight of over 10 pounds; an excessive bulk of over three inches width and/or over four inches depth; a bayonet lug; or a grenade-launcher mount.
The working group considers sporting purposes to be limited to hunting, skeet, trap and sporting clays, but not to include practical shotgun matches or recreational target shooting. To have considered practical matches, the working group said, could have led to conclusions that would undercut the BATFEs 1989 and 1998 bans on the importation of semi-automatic rifles, and its 1993 ban on the importation of various semi-automatic pistols. The working group also indicated a reluctance to accept practical matches because they test defensive firearm skills, which the working group believes are of military and police orientation.
Since the law conditions a firearms ability to be imported on whether it is generally recognized as meeting the laws sporting purpose test, it is important that the BATFE hear from members of the general public. Particularly relevant will be the comments of people who use shotguns equipped with one or more of the features for hunting or any form of competitive or recreational target shooting, and people who adapt such shotguns to a sporting purpose by simple modifications, such as attaching or removing a flashlight, attaching or removing a forward grip, or installing or removing a magazine extension or magazine plug.
Comments to the BATFE may be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to (202) 648-9601, and must be received by May 1, 2011. Faxed comments may not exceed 5 pages. All comments must include name and mailing address.
Mike had them for $75 around 12/15/10
Saiga 12s used to be $350 before Obama
My dad’s Winchester Defender 1200 carries 8 rounds, 9 if you load one in the chamber first.
Many great evils arrive with many small steps.
Promag has drums for $90
Evils often arrive with many small steps.
of course those things are needed for sporting purposes, for shooting cans....etc..
My problem is that our money is traveling in the WRONG direction.!!
“Saiga 12 gauge,made by Izhmash in Russia”
I agree with you and I’d love to buy one of these but they only come in full-auto and the feds won’t let me have one!
Any American made versions of these, or are they banned under different regs? Not saying I like these unconstitutional regs, but exploring work-arounds...
The 2nd Amendment is about the violent overthrow of the government. It is not about hunting or thieves( common, not political ).
The 2A is not about stopping thugs, it is about stopping tyrants.
Yeah, I took advantage of that deal! I've always had great experiences purchasing from MD, and their stuff is rock solid!
He makes a quality product.
We’re working on it. Trying to get what we need as quickly as we can.
“I wonder if sport can be extended to hunting liberals?”
I’d be willing if there was an unlimited bag and possession limit...
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