I've always wondered about that Beehive round. As it fires more than one round with the pull of a trigger, why was it never classified as a machinegun? It is my understanding that Beehives can still be manufactured and sold without restriction (I believe that it is only the launcher that needs registration). Does anyone know if this is correct?
It only fires once with one pull of the trigger. It just happens to fire more than one chamber. If it were to be classed as a machine gun numerous double barrel shotguns would fit that definition.