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Air gun classifide as "firearm" by reporter and judge in news

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ant Mod, May 27, 2004.

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  1. Ant Mod

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    Well at least in the UK.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5067299/

     
  2. Stebalo

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    Saw that yesterday and nearly posted it.

    It's the same thing here in PRNJ.

    To buy an airgun, you have to apply for a Firearms ID card
    which takes requires fingerprinting and takes typicall 3
    months to receive. They are then only sold through licensed
    firearms dealers. Heck, a sling shot is considered a firearm in NJ.
    Read the law yourself!


    NJ Permanent Statutes Database

     
  3. Augustwest

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    Not all that unusual - in CT, comission of a crime using a pellet gun (or, I believe, anything that looks like a gun) will get you charged the same as if you'd used a real firearm.
     
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    Yep, we are already that far! Schoolboys got suspended in using a chicken-leg pointing at someone else and saying "boom".

    A streched index-finger and an upright streched thumb might be considered a "firearm".

    How lucky we are to have all this political correctness. It will kill us, but that's what the liberal lemmings want.
     
  5. Stebalo

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    I agree that any gun, or even facsimile of a gun (including a finger in the pocket) should carry the full penalty as if it had been a real gun.

    My point is however that NJ treats airguns and even slingshots as firearms for even possession and purchase.
     
  6. cratz2

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    Well, Guy Ritchie thinks air guns are real guns as well... Remember in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels... They have some serious bad guys coming through the front door and they only smart guy says, 'Get the rifle!'

    :D
     
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    In the U.K., air pistols over 6ft/lbs and air rifles over 12 ft/lbs are legally defined to be firearms.
     
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    That's about the only half-sensible thing I've ever seen come out of the UK concerning guns.

    "airgun" is a dramatically vague statement. Remember, there are compressed air guns in the .50 cal range that I've seen reports of people actually hunting with. You'll *never* see a crime with one though :)
     
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