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There has been a whole lot of talk recently about what makes a weapon a “weapon of war”, or even an “assault rifle”.

The left wants us to believe that the AR-15, a pistol-caliber semi-automatic rifle, is somehow far more dangerous than any other semi-automatic rifle, simply because of its appearance.  In reality, these aesthetic embellishments do nothing for the weapon’s power, but because they look like something you’d see on the battlefield, they are inherently scary.

Now, what about a “weapon of mass death and destruction”?  What exactly would that entail?

That’s precisely what the Attorney General of North Carolina thinks of the Mossberg Shockwave.

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When we learned that a North Carolina sheriff had asked the Attorney General for a determination on the gun, we feared the worst.

“So we were pleasantly surprised when we read the letter from a representative of the Attorney General’s office concluding: ‘…the weapon described is a weapon of mass death and destruction, but because it falls within an exception listed in N.C.G.S. 14-288.8(b)(5), its possession alone would not constitute a crime.’”

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Fortunately, gun groups in North Carolina had foreseen this possibility, and were able to table the possibility of a Shockwave “ban”.

Back in 2011, when we passed Castle Doctrine, we drafted and quietly slipped into the bill a provision designed to resolve conflicting statutes on legal ownership of machine guns. Of course, we made sure not to use the words “machine gun” anywhere, and it passed into law without debate.

Now cut to 2017, when the BATFE determined that because it was not designed, made, and intended to be shot from the shoulder, the Mossberg “Shockwave” is not a shotgun, further deciding that the Shockwave was an ordinary firearm, and therefore not regulated as a short-barreled shotgun under the highly restrictive 1934 National Firearms Act.

Now, the fine folks over at Grass Roots North Carolina are raffling off one of these bad boys to celebrate their preemptive legislative win!

And, in case you weren’t sure why the Shockwave made such a stink with gun grabbers the nation over, here’s a succinct demonstration.

 

 

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