Rather cute that the bush administration feels the need to save the terminally ill from themselves (Schiavo anyone?). Isn't the basic gist of the liberal ideology to save people from themselves: gun control, drug control (ooops that's a conservative agenda), social security, medicaid/medicare.
Sometimes I think the only major difference between a liberal and a conservative is which liberties/freedoms they consider sacred.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...