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Old May 3, 2019, 05:43 AM   #3
Theohazard
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Yeah, it’s a shotgun since it started off with a stock. Here’s the legal definition of a shotgun under federal law:

“The term ‘Shotgun’ means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder, and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger.”

https://www.atf.gov/firearms/firearm...nition-shotgun

Because that shotgun was originally designed with a stock (“intended to be fired from the shoulder“), it’s a shotgun, even if you take the stock off and put on a pistol grip. But if it comes from the factory with no stock, then it doesn’t meet the definition of a shotgun since it was never designed to be fired from the shoulder, so it’s a generic “firearm”.
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