The nova is a fine shotgun, a smooth pumper, and sharp looker. I can't say much about a stoeger. Don't know much about them, but I personally would not get one, I have bad experience with semi auto shotguns that cheap, but it was a charles daly, not a stoeger.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes
. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
-- Thomas Jefferson