Friday, March 15, 2013

For the gun lover who has everything: A double-barrel handgun

According to firearms company, Arsenal, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has officially granted import permission and sale in the United States of the AF2011-A1 Second Century double-barrel pistol. 
 
Two AF2011-A1 double-barreled handguns
Okay, since I have no idea if this  is an elaborate joke, and this not being April Fools Day, I have no reason to discount the news release. 
 
Arsenal, it is said, turned a lot of heads a few months back when they announced their unique handgun, the AF2011-A1, but insiders to the firearms industry never imagined that the gun would ever wind up for sale in the U.S., because it fires two cartridges with one pull of the trigger, making it a machine gun according to federal law. However, I can fire two shots from one of my double-barreled shotguns with the pull of both triggers at the same time. Does that make my Bioto Miura 12-gauge a machine gun? I think not.
 
Arsenal says their double-trigger design, and matching pair of sears and hammers, would not "raise the hackles of the gatekeepers of the guns." Apparently, they were correct.

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