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Old November 22, 2012, 01:52 PM   #5
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by Crankgrinder
you can make a 12 ga double barreled pistol, but you d better not be seen trapsing around with it....
And it would also be highly illegal unless you had complied with all the necessary formalities required under the National Firearms Act (and then only if it was also legal under state law as well).

Originally Posted by Crankgrinder
...way too much legal nonsense around short barreled guns...
You might consider the legal issues to be nonsense, but getting on the wrong side of them has some highly unsatisfactory consequences. It's prudent to take the legal issues seriously.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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