example of getting the most return on a single shot had to be the Punt Gun
— this massive firearm unloaded a pound of lead with every shot. A 77-inch
smoothbore percussion gun, it was used for market hunting of waterfowl and was
capable of bringing down 100 birds with one shot. The thunderous roar of punt
guns came to an end in 1900 with the passage of the Lacey Act, which outlawed
the transport of wild game across state lines.
The Punt Gun can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
This 77-inch smoothbore percussion gun was used as a punt gun in the Chesapeake Bay.
December 9th, 2013
Doherty details the issues and what is at stake in each of the cases.
September 12th, 2013
Il Ling New talks about why it’s important to always keep your ammo in a consistent place.
September 23rd, 2013
Billy Johnson argues that our political leaders' focus on the tools of violence inevitably leads to bad policy.