Reading contents of the list in the democrats (and atty gen holder's) ban bill they are meticulous about trotting out the No "legitimate sporting use" argument.and in fact if you read replies most of the inane sheep fall for this one every time." What do you need an assault weapon to hunt ducks for???? We all know this completely bs, and unconstitutional argument is made solely to get the nano brains inline.Not fighting this argument is simply"appeasement", but thinking "practically": 1)Joe and jenny sixpack( and hence bawney fwank and nancy pewosi) can't argue the12ga has no "sporting" purpose., 2) though the shotgun is not considered an "offensive arm"; within 40yards or so, it is a devastating weapon., plastic hulls are easily reloadable. found lead is available easily melted and casting shot in a"shot tower" is an old simple technology. Availableto a people,where as bullet swaging is more demanding of tooling, skill, and material. Hulls can be stuffed with most anything in a fit of desperation( cutup brass brazing rod, bb gun bb's?marbles,drywall screws).. And a contact wound with organic dried pinto beans would certainly be deadly.. perhaps we should be putting up a a strong legislative fight to keep our "evil,deadly assault weapons" all the while stocking hulls powder primer and shot. and perfectly harmless looking "grampas' shotguns" over every mantel. the smoothbore has always been the "peoples firearm." Indian trade guns were smooth bore so as not to hand possible enemies anaccurate long range tool, but indians came to prefer the uncomplicated smoothbore for everyday life.( in the field). Granted it didn't turn out too well forthe indians up against modern technology ( i.e. the "gattling gun" and other rifled, repeating metallic cartridge firearms.