Is the Mossberg 590 Shockwave Legal in New Jersey?
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