A shotgun (also known as a scattergun and peppergun, or historically as a fowling piece) is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug. Shotguns come in a wide variety of sizes, ranging from 5.5 mm (.22 inch) bore up to 5 cm (2.0 in) bore, and in a range of firearm operating mechanisms, including breech loading, single-barreled, double or combination gun, pump-action, bolt-, and lever-action, semi-automatic, and even fully automatic variants.
Posts about Shotgun
  • The Danger of Defective Airbags

    … the rate of injury and fatality in auto accidents. Statistics show that airbags minimize the risk of death in a direct frontal crash by 30 percent. However, when airbags fail to inflate properly or malfunction completely, they can cause serious physical harm — especially for children riding shotgun. Takata Recalls in the News You might have already…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 35 readers -
  • Has ATF Directed FFLs to Abuse the NICS System?

    …, partnership, association, company or corporation. As defined in the National Firearms Act of 1934, the term firearm means: (1) a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length; (2) a weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches…

    Adam Kraut/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 26 readers -