Of course there are .22 caliber shotguns! The internet told me so.
A couple of years ago I overheard a recent college grad, at work, exclaim to a colleague, "What did they do before there was Google?" It seems they were searching for some elusive answer to an inquiry they had. Now, I'll be the first to admit that I use the internet for a variety of searches, typically those involving how to get a piece of software/hardware to do what it is supposed to do. However, a good dose of incredulity is in order whenever one reads a search result on the internet. Especially from an "ehow" type site.
Case in point is the article Do You Need a Gun License for a .22 Caliber?, over at said eHow. From the article, in response to the question "What is a .22 caliber"?,
There are many types of guns that use this size ammunition; these guns include revolvers, rifles, pistols and shotguns.
Hmmm. While I suppose it is possible to build a .22 shotgun, it seems to be pretty much a one-off.
To own a .22 caliber, it is necessary to complete a Federal Firearms License application.
Well... you purchase a firearm (regardless of whether it's a .22) through an FFL dealer.
You must submit this form to the AFT (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.)
C'mon. AFT? Try ATF (which kind of corresponds to Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms).
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