I admit I've yet to read every topic here, but I did several searches and can't find a discussion dealing with this: ATF position on pistol grip 'shotguns' creates new danger http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/atf-position-on-pistol-grip-shotguns-creates-new-danger I'm confused, and the comments at the site following the article seem to muddy the water even more. I own a Mossburg 500 12 Gauge pistol grip. It's strictly for home defense, but I plan to add a folding stock soon because it will certainly improve my aim at the range, but I don't want a fixed stock because I purchased it specifically for close quarters defense. Putting aside the arguments about whether the BATF has the authority to legislate such "rulings", I guess my question is, is my weapon legally a shotgun or as the article alludes: "A destructive device" per BATF ruling and does it matter? Will adding the folding stock, change the definition? I found the discussion fascinating, but I'm not sure whether this is something to be concerned about. The opinions range from "it's a shotgun"; "it's a destructive device", and at least one poster (who makes a good case, imho) says "it's neither, it's a defensive weapon". That's clear as mud. I know from experience that it doesn't matter what I think the ruling says, what matters is what the LEOs think it says. The article itself raises implied concerns as to the current and/or future legality of these weapons and the possibility that owning pistol grip "shotguns" may not be kosher. Should I bother writing my good-for-nothing-flip-flopping newbie Senator/former Governor (who won the election by running a commercial of him shooting a firearm)? Should the ATF be pressed to clarify or rescind the ruling? Is this just hype to spook newbies like me and make me post a dumb topic my first time at bat here at the Monkey?