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January 27, 2011, 05:46 PM

January 27, 2011, 07:34 PM
Here we go with that "sporting purpose" crap again.

January 27, 2011, 09:16 PM
Therefore, activities that were “generally recognized” as legitimate “sporting
purposes” in previous studies are not necessarily the same as those activities that are “generally
recognized” as sporting purposes in the modern era.

At the present time, the working group continues to believe that the activity known as “plinking”
is not a generally recognized sporting purpose.

Haha, the ATF said "plinking."

Practical shooting consist of rifle, shotgun and
handgun competitions, as well as “3-Gun” competitions utilizing all three types of firearm on
one course.

Because a determination on the
sporting purpose of practical shooting events should be made only after an in-depth study of
those events, the working group determined that it was not appropriate to use this shotgun study
to make a definitive conclusion as to whether practical shooting events are “sporting” for
purposes of section 925(d)(3)

As a result, the working group based the following sporting suitability criteria on the traditional
sports of hunting, trap and skeet target shooting.

If you look at the pictures towards the end, it looks like a rail system on top is ok, but anywhere else is not ok. :confused:

January 27, 2011, 09:18 PM
Basically, if your grandpa would ask you "What's all that crap hanging off yer shotgun?" it's not "sporting."

January 27, 2011, 09:50 PM
I honestly don't care if a shotgun is for "sporting" or not. I will admit that some guns are not for "sporting" purposes. However, I will say that there is nothing wrong with having a "non-sporting" weapon. Same thing with assault rifles. In my opinion a semi-auto AR-15 is an assault rifle. However, what is wrong with owning an assault rifle??? I would make the same argument with most other items that are frequently debated.