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Posted: 3/15/2006 6:44:22 AM EDT
I know I've seen them before in the ATF rules and regs. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 12:16:02 PM EDT
Well I now know that potato guns are legal to own and operate, where legal!

Check out this link!

http://www.spudfiles.com/Other/are_they_legal.php

Link Posted: 3/15/2006 3:33:42 PM EDT
It is unlawful to launch DD's from potato guns (such as gas-soaked flaming tennis balls). Again, the munitions will determine weather the device is a DD or not. A review of the ATFE website will help alot. BTW, ATFE likes to call them "Spud Guns".
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 12:33:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 10:26:13 AM EDT by WHITE_WOLFE]
I actually printed out the info from the ATF website and applied it to my Spud Gun. If I can find the statement I will post it for you.

This is what I printed and attached to me Spud Gun:
ATF has previously examined "potato guns" or "spud guns" as described above and has generally determined that such devices using potatoes as projectiles and used solely for recreational purposes are not weapons and do not meet the definition of "firearm" or "destructive device" in either the NFA or GCA. However, ATF has classified such devices as "firearms" and "destructive devices" if their design, construction, ammunition, actual use, or intended use indicate that they are weapons. For example, ATF has classified such devices as "firearms" and "destructive devices" if they are designed and used to expel flaming tennis balls.

Here is a link to the page. ATF
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