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Pump shotgun legal in 50 states

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by MagnunJoe, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. MagnunJoe

    MagnunJoe Well-Known Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the typical stock pump action shotgun one of the few guns that are legal (without modifications) in all 50 states and ghetto cities like Chicago, Washington, Detroit?
  2. Triangle 66

    Triangle 66 Active Member

    It depends. In New York state it is an illegal assault weapon if it holds more than 5 rounds.
  3. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

  4. MagnunJoe

    MagnunJoe Well-Known Member

    Wait, hold on, how can it be an assault weapon IF you have to pump the action after each round, meaning it's not a semi auto?
  5. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Because it holds more than one round, is made of metal and wood (or the dreaded black plastic), and it goes bang scaring kittens and puppies
  6. MikeJackmin

    MikeJackmin Well-Known Member

    A pump-action shotgun is not an assault weapon in NY.

    Also, I think NJ requires a permit first, but I'm not sure.
  7. Frostbite

    Frostbite Well-Known Member

    You guys make me smile with that stuff. Up here, you need a permit for any firearm. And you have to prove your innocence and good intents before they let you have one. Five persons must write down their signatures on your application form and your wife or ex-wife (for five years) must agree. But the pump shotguns are not considered assault weapons.
  8. MagnunJoe

    MagnunJoe Well-Known Member

    So even inner city residents in Chicago, Detroit or DC can just go to a gun shop and pick one up without needing a license or permit?
  9. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    You know, you can always go to www.nra-ila.org and look up these things by state.

    And the answer, broadly speaking, is no.
  10. car15bill

    car15bill Well-Known Member

    what makes you think Detroit is some sort of hotbed of gun conrol laws? I grew up in Mich., and its a pretty pro gun state. last I knew, magnaport was out of the Detroit area, and gun rag writer Pat Sweeny is from the same area.
  11. MagnunJoe

    MagnunJoe Well-Known Member

    Maybe so but most big cities make up their own laws piggy-back them -on top of state laws- just like Chicago does.
  12. Snarlingiron

    Snarlingiron Well-Known Member

    Texas, ah luv yew!
  13. pezo

    pezo Well-Known Member

    Detroit is a violent city. I live a short driving distance from there. But at least you can lawfully carry there. Their are no semi auto or mag capacity restrictions at all here and NO local governments can add gun control laws on top of state law per state law. For being called a blue state we are pretty pro-gun. Not like in Chicago or DC. That all being said in Detroit anyways you still have to look out for car jackers and ak-47 wielding drug gang members. That's all. Oh and a broke city and police force. Poorly run 9-11 and..... and....

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