Five Reasons Sawed-Off Shotguns Should Be Legal in Arizona

On Monday, the Arizona State Senate approved a bill amendment that would legalize nunchuks, firearm silencers, and sawed-off shotguns.

Since silencers don't work Hollywood-style and most people wielding nunchuks are more likely to injury their testicles than an assault victim, it's the sawed-off shotgun part that really got our attention.

Sawed-off shotguns -- officially, any shotgun with a barrel length of less than 18 inches -- are the sort of badass Wild West weapon every resident needs. We can think of at least five reasons your state should let you own one:

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.
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