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The federal AWB ban limiting the fixed capacity of semi-auto shotguns to five rounds expired on 2004-10-13. However, the GCA of 1968 continues to mandate for non-assault weapons a fixed magazine capacity less than, or equal to five rounds.

 

The Gun Control Act of 1968, Public Law 90-618

 

(30) The term "semiautomatic assault weapon" means --

 

(D) a semiautomatic shotgun that has at least 2 of --

(i) a folding or telescoping stock;

(ii)
a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon
;

(iii)
a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds
; and

(iv) an ability to accept a detachable magazine.

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The federal AWB ban limiting the fixed capacity of semi-auto shotguns to five rounds expired on 2004-10-13. However, The GCA of 1968 continues to mandate for non-assault weapons a fixed magazine capacity less than, or equal to five rounds.

 

The Gun Control Act of 1968, Public Law 90-618

 

(30) The term "semiautomatic assault weapon" means --

 

(D) a semiautomatic shotgun that has at least 2 of --

(i) a folding or telescoping stock;

(ii)
a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon
;

(iii)
a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds
; and

(iv) an ability to accept a detachable magazine.

 

If you still see this in the 1968 code you should also see that is no longer in affect later on in the text. Due to the sunset of the AWB in 2004. Otherwise it would be completely illegal for Mossberg to be selling its 930 SPX with pistol grip to the public.

 

I also read this same text somewhere on the internet and decided to research it myself. Yes in some copies online you will still see the 5 round/pistol grip limit, but the text should also have an ammendement that it has been sunset with the end of the 1994 AWB.

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After September 2004, Mossberg shotguns were no longer subject to any AWB restrictions because they are domestically produced. Provisions prohibiting imported semi-automatic assault weapons were added to the 1968 GCA in 1989. They will be here forever and did not sunset in 2004.

 

These laws are the reason why Benelli military shotguns, SPAS-12s, Heckler and Koch 90 series rifles, Steyr AUGs, FNCs, AKs, Dragunovs, and whatnot have not been imported since the early 1990s and now bring premium prices. New versions of these guns are assembled in the US with US made parts.

 

The Benelli M4 is made entirely in Italy and is subject to import restrictions and cannot be assembled into a non-sporting (M1014) fashion unless it contains a select number of US made parts.

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