BATFE is at it again with the announcement that the Can Cannon by X Products falls under NFA rules when it’s used on a rifle or pistol AR lower.
If you’re not familiar with this $400 gizmo, take a look here. The short version is that it launches weird stuff like soda cans and tennis balls. The projectile must be loaded by hand and fired with limited accuracy, and it will actually fall out of the barrel if you tip the muzzle down. It’s a toy.
We can’t help wondering why an extremely powerful and sometimes wayward (remember “Fast and Furious”?) federal law enforcement agency is messing with a gadget like this—to what nefarious purpose do they think it can realistically be put? Keep in mind that virtually anything that is rigid, heavy or fast-moving can be transmogrified into a weapon of sorts.