Is a BB gun considered a firearm that someone can be charged with a felony?

12/21/2007 - Criminal - State: OK #14218

Full Question:

Is a BB gun considered a firearm that someone can be charged with a felony for either shooting it in a city limit and being in possession of or pointing it at someone?

Answer:

The following are Oklahoma statutes:

§ 21-1289.3. Definitions for Firearms Act — Pistols.

DEFINITION FOR FIREARMS ACT
"Pistols" as used in the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971, Sections 1289.1[21-1289.1] through 1289.17[21-1289.17] of this title, shall mean any firearm capable of discharging a projectile composed of any material which may reasonably be expected to be able to cause lethal injury, with a barrel or barrels less than sixteen (16) inches in length, and using either gunpowder, gas or any means of rocket propulsion, but not to include flare guns, underwater fishing guns or blank pistols.

§ 21-1289.4. Definition for Firearms Act — Rifles.

DEFINITION FOR FIREARMS ACT
"Rifles" as used in the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971, Sections 1289.1[21-1289.1] through 1289.17[21-1289.17] of this title, shall mean any firearm capable of discharging a projectile composed of any material which may reasonably be expected to be able to cause lethal injury, with a barrel or barrels more than sixteen (16) inches in length, and using either gunpowder, gas or any means of rocket propulsion, but not to include archery equipment, flare guns or underwater fishing guns. In addition, any rifle capable of firing "shot" but primarily designed to fire single projectiles will be regarded as a "rifle".

§ 21-1289.5. Definition for Firearms Act — Shotguns.

DEFINITIONS FOR FIREARMS ACT
"Shotguns" as used in the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971, Sections 1289.1[21-1289.1] through 1289.17[21-1289.17] of this title, shall mean any firearm capable of discharging a series of projectiles of any material which may reasonably be expected to be able to cause lethal injury, with a barrel or barrels more than eighteen (18) inches in length, and using either gunpowder, gas or any means of rocket propulsion, but not to include any weapon so designed with a barrel less than eighteen (18) inches in length. In addition, any "shotgun" capable of firing single projectiles but primarily designed to fire multiple projectiles such as "shot" will be regarded as a "shotgun".


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