That is your choice, but words mean things-and according to the law/ATF,

the word 'shotgun' means: "a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder, and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger."

The key phrase in the legal definition of a shotgun that matters for this discussion is "intended to be fired from the shoulder"-and that is why the Mossberg Shockwave and Remington Tac-14 are legally classified as 'others' or 'firearms' and not 'shotguns'.

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