What you need to know about shotguns to stay out of jail.
We all desire to stay on the right side of the law, but we also know that navigating U.S. gun laws without help is like finding your way through a shopping mall: Treacherous and no fun at all. Unfortunately, attorneys rarely comment without money for copious research, and gun companies don’t like to say much for fear of liability. Adding to the National Firearms Act’s (NFA) jargon are subjective, case-by-case rulings by ATF officials concerning what constitutes “sporting purposes.” Nonetheless, Shooting Illustrated will attempt to steer you in the right direction on shotguns. Continue at your own legal risk, and keep in mind that state and local laws may be stricter than the federal NFA rules that are the focus of this article.