One of my favorite firearms was ordered through a sears catalog, the "JC Higgins 12GA pump shotgun with a compensator and removable choke tubes.
Early morning shooting of that gun would show flames several feet either side of the barrel coming from the compensator slots. And I clearly remember shooting paper-hulled shells through that gun too.
When did the "guns are evil" movement begin? wasn't it about the same time as the equal rights movement?