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Posted: 10/24/2004 8:30:42 PM EDT

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:31:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 8:33:30 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:32:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:


Well, it must be hand held and make an explosion. AFter that I am not sure

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:33:38 PM EDT

Salvation is a click away!
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:34:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

LOL, friggen awesome!
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:34:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Hold my beer and watch this!
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:34:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 8:37:35 PM EDT by yugosksfan]

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

From the 1968 GCA:

(3) The term "firearm" means (A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon; (C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or (D) any destructive device. Such term does not include an antique firearm.

My definition: A device small enough for a man to carry, that goes boom and spits out a piece of metal.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:38:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 8:41:16 PM EDT by gaspain]

I was just wondering how the BATFE percieves a firearm- legaly. So railguns, plasma weapons...arnt regulated by them...right

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:33:44 PM EDT
Firearm = fire + arm

An arm is a weapon.

A firearm is a weapon which operates using "fire".

Remember, the matchlocks and early cannon all literally used fire (a match or a punk was used) to initiate the propellant and expell the projectile. Hence, you would have "fired the weapon" when applied fire to the powder charge causing it to expell the projectile.

Our Boxer-primed and Berdan-primed systems work when the primer mixture injects fire into the powder charge. We still use fire but we no longer need a match, or a punk.
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