So SIG came up with an arm brace for AR-15 pistols. The statement that the arm brace could be used as a shoulder stock was talked about, but it turns out the ATF doesn’t care how you use the arm brace, and they don’t consider it a stock.
And the people rejoiced.
Still in this story the gun is a SHOTGUN. Now when it comes to a rifle with a short barrel, but no shoulder stock is a pistol, and since the arm brace is not a shoulder stock it doesn’t count to this definition. (Note that the “Rifle” can never have been a true rifle at any point of it’s existence otherwise it is now an evil Short Barrel Rifle, and it needs to be registered and taxed because the NFA makes a ton of sense).
Now with a shotgun it appears to be a Saiga 12 type shotgun, meaning it A) Has a barrel larger than .50 Cal (.72 Caliber for 12 gauge) and B) Has a smooth bore barrel. Now again because the NFA makes tons of sense, if the gun was never a long shotgun (because the gun will remember, and it’s now evil forever!!!!) and the barrel is RIFLED and chambered in .410, it would be considered a pistol, hence why you can buy a .410 derringer or revolver in any free-state gun shop like any other pistol. Still for a bigger gauge, short barrel, smooth bore, and no stock, and never having been anything else but this it is an “Any Other Weapon” and still needs to be registered with the NFA, but taxed at $5 rather than $200.
So yeah, at BEST I see this gun as being an AOW, and possibly a Short Barreled shotgun for whatever reason, but NOT a non-NFA item.
What am I missing with this story?