I lived in Colorado for 12 years and cans where legal. Never occurred to me to buy one. Then, I move back to the Iowa to be closer to family. Cans not legal but they changed up the laws and then legal. All of the sudden I had to have one, bought two. At that time they were trying to pass national legislation to legalize them. But, couple of shootings derailed those efforts. Anyway... nice rifle, also like your pictures and post.