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When is a Gun Not a Gun?

This is not a gun, apparently.

This is not a gun, apparently.

According to federal a federal code, the “gun” pictured above is not a gun, and as such was deemed as inadmissible for evidence in a recent court case.

From US Code: Title 18,921. Definitions:

(16) The term “antique firearm” means—
(A) any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in or before 1898; or

Thanks for the link, Tim!

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November 18, 2008 Posted by | News, Oddities | Comments Off on When is a Gun Not a Gun?