Originally Posted by Gojubrian
I thought about pistol grips and all the tactical jazz, but what would that shotgun look like to a jury when the prosecutor holds it up and tells them what a "gun nut" you are? How you were so prepared you begged for it? The jury being filled up with anti gun morons and all........
I've been thinking about that as well. The answer is (IMO) quite simple. A hunting weapon is designed to fulfill specific needs for whatever type of hunting you may be doing. A home defense weapon is not a 'hunting weapon'. It is designed to fulfill tactical needs for a specific scenario (ie, home defense). Those criteria are not the same, therefor the firearms are cosmetically different. But, their functionality (mechanical workings) is identical.
Saw a youtube video of a police officer trying to clear up the image of 'assault weapons'. I'll have to see if I can pull it up.