View Full Version : BATFE Study to define "Sporting Shotguns"

01-27-2011, 10:08 PM
BATFE appears to be trying to define "sporting shotguns" for the immediate purpose on restricting imports via wording........

"The purpose of this study is to establish criteria that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives (ATF) will use to determine the importability of certain shotguns under the
provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA)"

Here is the link to the pdf study:


This strikes me as the start of administrative action to define "sporting use" vs "military" and somehow circumvent the "firearms of common use" reference in Supreme court rulings. Start with the import, establish the definition, then apply to domestic ownership and end run SCOTUS 2A rulings via rule making vs. Law.

Read the report and chime in