Allow me to clarify: yes, I can and do carry guns that weigh more than seven pounds. However, if I am carrying a gun of that weight in the uplands, it’s going to be a 12 gauge. The advantage of a 20 gauge is supposed to be its light weight. If your 20 gauge weighs as much as a 12 – we’re talking about upland guns here – all it amounts to is a ballistically inferior 12 gauge. If I’m carrying 12 gauge weight I may as well get the advantages of a 12 gauge cartridge.