In fact, the lower pictured weapon, a Mossberg 500 Tactical Persuader, has a number of features that increase its lethality compared to the top pictured shotgun.
A pistol grip does not make a shotgun “more lethal”. A removable stock does not make a shotgun “more lethal”. Cosmetic features do not make a firearm “more lethal”. What makes a firearm dangerous to other people is the person wielding it, not its color, not the length of the barrel, not the rate of fire, not the magazine capacity. Heck, you could have a fully automatic, 12” shotgun with TWO pistol grips and a hip-firing adapter, hand it to me, and it might as well be filled with cotton-ball loaded shells for all the damage I’d do to others.
I love the whole “Oh, but if you take off the buttstock, it’ll be concealable!” shtick. Yeah, sure, you can shove that one down your pants and nobody will think twice about you walking around like Captain Ahab looking for his whale. And firing from the hip? That’s a great way to waste a bunch of ammo.
It’s ironic that these idiots only know what they know about firearms from movies and miss the realities. A butt stock will help with your aiming and this ensure you’re on target better, but take it off and make an unstable platform and suddenly you can just hear the bodies of the orphans in the cancer ward just hit the ground in pieces.
However, I want to point out some good news and a warning – Read the comments. So far, the response, even from self described Democrats, has been one of sound rejection of the post’s main thrust. Never assume that your political opponent is 100% aligned against you.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go toss on a WARN winch, some Hella lights and a spoiler on my GTI and turn it into a Rally car.
Hat Tip Weer’d Beard