Sometime ago I lamented the fact that a shooter had been assessed a Stage DQ for moving with closed and cocked shotgun from loading table to firing line because the gun closed while they were walking. The immediate reply from PWB was that should have been a no call, followed quickly by a rules committee ruling that the SDQ was correct.
I am 100% clear on the new cocked rifle rule. My question is: has there been a clarification to include the shotgun in this rule change? It would seem logical to me that a gun that was never loaded would be at least as safe cocked and closed as a gun that is known to have live ammunition in it. Requiring a shooter to stop and correct this situation with a loaded gun in the other hand does not seem to make sense.
Hoping for a clarification prior to winter range. If the shotgun has not been included in this new ruling, why not? Also, if it is not included, I believe the RO committee should consider revising the rule to include all long guns.