QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – LEGAL

 

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED DIRECTLY BY THE BATFE CONCERNING
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAW ORDINANCES:

As published this summary is ultimately read by everyone, as an inclusive law; definition including the stated limit or extremes in consideration or account:

CAUTION: Firearm laws are subject to frequent change and court interpretation. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or restatement of law: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL.

Federal 922r compliance

Adding as many U.S. parts as you like to your Saiga-12 is legal without replacing it’s existing parts.  Under U.S. Federal guidelines, BATFE has counted Kushnapup as 2  U.S. made legal parts (trigger and stock) 922r compliant.

Does it require a license or permit?

No, it’s classified only as a non folding shotgun stock. There are no federal permits, regulations, fees, associated or required of this part.  BATFE has counted it as 2 US made parts- Stock and Trigger.  Adding as many US parts as you like to your Saiga-12 is legal.

California Penal code 12276.1 assault weapon ban, classification states as:

A semiautomatic shotgun that has BOTH of the following:

(A) a folding or telescoping stock.

(B) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.

Interpretation: Saiga-12 having a “fixed” non detachable standard 10 round magazine with BULLET BUTTON (and now the MICRO BULLET BUTTON!)  quick mag release device is legal in California with possible pistol grip so long as it does not have a folding or telescoping stock.  To release the mag instead of being able to depress the mag release lever with your thumb you insert the Kushnapup screw driver through the bullet button hole which is only a protective shell surrounding the lever with a hole in the back to depress it.

NY state Federal Assault Weapons ban without sunset provision penal code 265.00(22) assault weapon classification pertains as:

A semiautomatic shotgun that has at least TWO of the following characteristics:

A folding or telescoping stock

A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon

A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds

An ability to accept a detachable magazine.

Assault weapons DOES NOT INCLUDE:

A semiautomatic rifle that cannot accept a detachable magazine that holds more than five rounds of ammo (customized 5 rounds or less detachable mags)
A semiautomatic shotgun that cannot hold more than five rounds of ammunition in a fixed or detachable magazine. (“fixed” holding 5 rounds or less)

Interpretation – A “fixed” non detachable 5 round magazine in combination with pistol grip is NY legal. The classification of Kushnapup is neither as pistol grip nor thumb hole stock, in regards though it is a “rifle stock, possibly pistol grip” which minimally is NY legal in combination with “fixed” non detachable 5 round magazine version of RAA Saiga-12.

Thumbhole stock on a Saiga-12 with detachable magazine is also legal in NY.
Kushnapup in replacement being the reversed of this design can still be open to
legal interpretation which is yet inconclusive.

Connecticut classification of an assault weapon states:

a semiautomatic shotgun that has at least TWO of the following:

i. a folding or telescoping stock;

ii. a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;

iii a “fixed”magazine capacity in excess of five rounds; and

iv. an ability to accept a detachable magazine.

Interpretation – A “fixed” non detachable 5 round magazine in combination with pistol grip is Connecticut legal. The classification of Kushnapup is neither as pistol grip nor thumb hole stock, in regards though it is a “rifle stock, possibly pistol grip” which minimally is legal under Connecticut law in combination with “fixed” non detachable 5 round magazine version of RAA Saiga-12. Use with detachable magazine is subject to legal interpretation which is yet inconclusive if using “fixed magazine” bullet button device legal in California.

Massachusetts – Definitions of Assault Weapon Types:

Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder and/or a capacity exceeding six rounds.

Interpretation – A “fixed” non detachable 5 round magazine version of Saiga-12 in combination with pistol grip in Massachusetts is legal.

NJ “Assault firearm” means:

A semi-automatic shotgun with either a magazine capacity exceeding six rounds, a pistol grip, or a folding stock.

“Pistol grip” means a well-defined handle, similar to that found on a handgun, that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, and which permits the shotgun to be held and fired with one hand.

Interpretation – Kushnapup by itself is classified as a rifle stock not being a firearm itself, but in combination being assembled onto non detachable “fixed” 5 round Saiga-12 version as “possibly a pistol grip configuration” which is open to interpretation as stated inconclusive.

Illinois:

Acquisition of Saiga-12(s’) without state issued FOID is prohibited.

Hawaii:

The manufacture, possession, sale, barter, trade, gift, transfer, or acquisition of detachable ammunition magazines with a capacity in excess of ten rounds which are designed for or capable of use with a pistol is prohibited. Permit to acquire firearms can be applied for through your local police department.

Interpretation – Saiga-12 Kushnapup can be used in combination with all detachable magazine capacities.

AWB Compliance

Some state laws within your locality may quite possibly still be open to legal interpretation.  Kushnapup LLC is in no way liable if you choose to violate the municipal state and or cities penal code law within your district. It is the buyers responsibility to abide by state and local laws. This FAQ was created to give the consumer a clear reference to the regulations required to remain in compliance with the law.