However I content that a large portion of gun owners have no need for shotguns beyond defense.
Thanks for being part of the anti divide and conquer strategy...
That's their same reasoning for banning "assault rifles" because you don't need one for hunting
You are also forgetting all of those target shooters
There are more shotguns used for target shooting than there are for HD.
Folks really need to think beyond the 870/500 pump gun as the only shotguns out there