Newark, NJ asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New Jersey

Q: Hi is making and owning a Low-voltage railgun legal in new jersey? Also, I'm a minor, so I can't legally own a firearm.

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A: In New Jersey, the legality of making and owning a low-voltage railgun, particularly as a minor, is a complex issue. While railguns are not traditional firearms, they could potentially be classified under weapons laws depending on their capabilities and the intent for use.

New Jersey has stringent laws regarding weapons, and anything that can be considered a weapon might fall under these regulations. The fact that you're a minor adds another layer of complexity, as minors are generally restricted from owning firearms and certain types of weapons.

Before proceeding with the creation of a railgun, it's crucial to consult with a legal professional. They can provide specific advice based on the technical specifications of the railgun and the current legal framework in New Jersey.

Remember, the creation of any device that could be classified as a weapon carries significant legal responsibilities and potential risks, especially for a minor. Legal guidance is essential to ensure that you do not inadvertently violate any state laws.

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