Mossberg Shockwave Legal in Virginia

With a 14-inch barrel and an overall length of just over 26 inches, many wonder if this is a short-barreled shotgun in the NFA sense? To answer the question of the legality of this weapon, we must look at the federal definition of a short-barreled shotgun. The Black Aces pistol also adds a front pistol grip, a magazine for extra ammo capacity, and an armrest that can easily be used as a shoulder rest, similar to the RONI personnel and Sig Sauer SB 15. If the owner actually used the orthosis as a butt and wore the weapon when shooting, it would technically become an illegal short-barreled shotgun if it was not first registered with the ATF. The agency regulates shotguns with supplies if the gun has a barrel of less than 16 inches. Part of the legal language that Shockwave does non-NFA is that a handgun “can be hidden… Once you wear it hidden, it becomes a smoothbore gun and falls under NFA. It`s in the ATF letter, which comes with “the gun.” The shock wave must be more than 26 inches in total length. If the total length of a weapon is less than 26 inches, it legally becomes any other weapon (AOW). All other weapons are also firearms covered by Title II. I looked up the answer on the Internet, but it gives me the answer for all states except Virginia. Are there any legal provisions for personal transport (backpack/bag) or in a locked vehicle? The product debuted in the press, stating that yes, it is indeed legal. In Texas, lawmakers passed a law allowing the sale of short shotguns that are not registered under the NFA. This small part, where a shotgun is defined as a weapon made or reproduced to be fired from the shoulder, is at the heart of the legality of the shock wave.

For something to be a shotgun, it must have or have had a reserve. If a Mossberg 590 never had a supply, then technically it`s not a shotgun. If it`s not a shotgun, then it can`t be a short-barreled shotgun. Many guns are barely legal, but the shock wave is different. If you see one, your first thoughts are probably that it is a short-barreled shotgun, also known as a sawed-off shotgun. This makes it a Title II firearm that requires a tax stamp to be legal. Without a stamp, owning the Shockwave would of course be illegal, right? I also like the fact that Mossberg turned up his nose at the ATF and gave us a gun that exactly fits the legal definition of a shotgun. If they want to abandon common sense with gun control laws, we should beat them in their own game. The Mossberg shockwave could be one of the most disruptive weapons of the last decade. Mossberg is best known as this shotgun company. His name has long been associated with sporting and tactical shotguns.

Mossberg 500 occupies deer stalls and duck blinds across the country, and the 590A1 is the military shotgun of choice. However, Shockwave does something different and is pretty much legal. While the legislator is inactive, gun manufacturers are expanding their range of barely legal products. Springfield Armory was the last to do so with the November 1 release of the Saint AR-15, a pistol equipped with a “forearm mount” that a shooter can easily use as a supply. Such use would de facto turn the gun into a short-barreled rifle without buyers having to register their purchase with the federal government and pay a $200 tax, as required by the National Firearms Act. No, at least not legally. Of course, common sense dictates that if it looks like a duck and quack like a duck, then it`s a duck. Again, exclude common sense from conversation. The Shockwave belongs to another category of firearms. It is simply a “firearm,” and it is not a pistol, rifle or shotgun.

Legendary gun manufacturer Mossberg, best known for selling traditional shotguns, also sells a firearm that is considered legal under the National Firearms Act. In January, Mossberg released the Shockwave, a “personal defense” shotgun that is half an inch longer than the minimum required length. When Springfield launched its small AR-15, the leading bump stock manufacturer, Slide Fire, informed customers that it was taking orders for a limited supply of its controversial equipment. The Texas-based company had stopped selling the items shortly after reports of the likely use of bump stocks by Las Vegas shooters to speed up its deadly shots hit the market. Major retailers like Walmart and Cabela`s have also taken exceptional stocks out of their online marketplaces. Other stores sold out quickly. Springfield`s AR-15 pistol and a new batch of Slide Fire bump shares join a market for near-illicit firearms products that remained readily available at retailers large and small after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. A review by The Trace found that at least half a dozen devices designed to flout federal gun restrictions — or on the verge of legality. These include: How does concealment turn a firearm into an AOW? How can your gun be just for home defense? 4473 is for 1 to buy a gun. A handgun is used for domestic and personal defense, but can be worn hidden. If there is a shockwave in your car, it is hidden and it is a gun.

This does not change the dynamics of the weapon or its use. I don`t understand like that, that`s it. The Mossberg Shockwave is a legal firearm in Texas. Note that modifying the Shockwave is not a good idea. When you buy the Shockwave, make sure you don`t saw the back and replace it with a shoulder rest. Such a change would make your Shockwave an NFA object. Without a tax stamp and proper documentation, possession of this altered shockwave would be illegal. Also note: If you`re looking for a 26-inch 12-gauge pistol and you`re not in Texas, check your state`s laws before buying one. Every state is different, and even in Texas, the shockwave wasn`t legal until the law was changed.