sawed-off shotgun

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Noun1.sawed-off shotgun - a shotgun with short barrels
scattergun, shotgun - firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges
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Loaded with two slugs and a round bullet, its effect was that of a sawed-off shotgun.
39) While section 922 includes a robust catalogue of prohibited activities, several notable regulations include: the prohibition on manufacturing or selling firearms unless licensed by the federal government; (40) a requirement that interstate transfers of firearms occur between federally licensed dealers; (41) the by-and-large criminalization of possession of sawed-off shotguns (42) and machine guns; (43) and a ban on possession of a firearm by felons (44) and those convicted of domestic violence.
Tommy guns and sawed-off shotguns were restricted in the 1930s because of the Roaring '20s.
In the first three months of the year police have seized 27 firearms: 20 handguns, five rifles and two sawed-off shotguns.
Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Donald Hanchon and Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee volunteered at the event that saw 365 guns, including six assault weapons and a handful of sawed-off shotguns, turned in and $16,820 handed out.
NFA covers "special", guns and weapons such as machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, silencers and other less politically correct guns.
upheld convictions for moving sawed-off shotguns across state lines.
That year, the court reinstated the prosecution of two men for carrying sawed-off shotguns across state lines, saying there was no evidence that such weapons had a ''reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia.
174 which held an indictment should not have been dismissed on the blanket theory that a law prohibitively taxing sawed-off shotguns violated the Second Amendment ipso facto.
In the hearings, representatives of several federal law, enforcement agencies have declared that Randy Weaver bears sole responsibility for all three deaths because he sold two sawed-off shotguns to an extremely insistent undercover agent.