Originally Posted by BRoberts243
...I've always assumed they are usually involved w non defensive or illegitimate shootings...
Incorrect. You get too much info from Hollywood.
Unless you fabricate your own without a Form 1 (illegal), or steal one (illegal), you have to jump through paperwork hoops and wait time that make California gun laws look friendly. (In the USA - in some other countries you can go to the hardware store for one.)
It reduces my firearms to hearing safe and really reduces the recoil of my .308 - my daughter loves shooting that rifle.