By Evan Nappen
by Evan Nappen, Attorney at Law
AmmoLand News recently reviewed the Mossberg 590 Shockwave Firearm which lead to the question; was it legal in the peoples’ republic of of New Jersey?
The company further states the following on its website:
“590® Shockwave -This 12GA offers legendary Mossberg pump-action reliability in a compact 14” barreled package. The Shockwave Raptor bird’s head pistol grip is uniquely shaped to minimize felt recoil…
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives has confirmed the 590 Shockwave as a “firearm” per the Gun Control Act (GCA), but not a Class 3/NFA firearm… ”
But how is the 12 Gauge Mossberg “590® Shockwave” defined as under New Jersey Gun Law, and is it legal to possess?
To properly determine the answer to this question one must examine a number of definitions in NJ Gun Law.
1) Is the 12 Gauge Mossberg “590® Shockwave” a “Firearm” under NJ Law?
N.J.S. 2C:39-1f. Defines “Firearm” as follows:
“Firearm” means …Read the Rest