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    ashes5
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    are there any states that regulate Airguns? Or that airguns are firearms?

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    JimNM
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    By definition – Air Guns are NOT firearms.  Some states and municipalities lump them together.  New Jersey and Chicago come to mind.

     

    One you introduce combustion or conflagration into the process (aka dieseling) – the gun becomes a firearm.

     

    Be smart – keep them airguns shooting as airguns.

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    Springrrrr
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    And the scary part is now that big bore air guns are becoming more prevalent, it is possible that more states may take a second look.  The coup de grâce will be if the feds get involved.

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    cosmic
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    Illinois anything over .18 caliber is a firearm

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    Locker50
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    Yes. The  Marxist state of NJ does. ALL air guns including a Red Ryder BB gun are considered firearms. That means no suppressors on anything, no barrel shrouds, no air gun with any type of internal or external sound suppression system. Also you need your NJFPID card and no air guns can be mailed to your house. Must go through FFL .

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    outdoorman
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    Rhode Island defines all non-powder guns as firearms.

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    addertooth
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    It is easy to spot the areas which are excessively excited about suppressing the second amendment.  They treat the scary Red Rider BB gun the same as a 50 Cal Sniper rifle.  

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    sonny
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    to many libs running things

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    Stefanjan
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    Ny is still ok for now.  If out governor his royal highness king coumo has his way they will be regulating pea shooters before long.  The (un) Safe act has already stripped a ton of out rights.  They promote outdooor activities and the hunting opportunities abound in the state, then take away all gun rights.  Some of the larger cities in the state have banned air rifles

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    Boomer
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    Washington State has archaic laws, like NJ. You can be guilty of a firearm violation, even though the definition of a firearm in state statutes specifically states "explosive" charge. But nail guns using .22 shells are not defined as a firearm.???

    Just try to go hunting for big game & you'll be twice as frustrated. 

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    outdoorman
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    A nail gun is not normally considered a weapon and therefore does not meet the definition of a firearm however if someone was to use one to intentionally inflict bodily harm I'm sure the lawyers could argue that in that case, it was used as a firearm and firearm laws could apply in court.

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    Keyman62421
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    Illinois over177 & over 700fps

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    Boomer
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    Keyman62421

    Illinois over177 & over 700fps

    That almost sounds like the europe 12 foot lb rule.

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    Paul_R
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    Oddly enough California doesn't regulate airguns. In fact, they specifically exempted them from the lead projectile ban for hunting weapons. 

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    iamleap
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    Agreeing with Paul_R. As far as I know California hasn't introduced any regulations prohibiting them. It seems word is starting to spread and airguns are gaining a greater following. Knowing California though I'm going to guess it's only a matter of time…

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    cosmic

    Illinois anything over .18 caliber is a firearm

    This is partially true…it has to be over 700 fps as well.  That was a change to the law a few years ago.  So basically .177 has no restriction at all,  anything larger has to be less than 700fps.  It is stupid though since based on the law I cannot buy a Marauder in .22 from PA but I can buy a .50 dragon claw.

     

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    archerhmr
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    CA has not, but local cities in CA have.  Live in a rural town, but my Airgun is classified as a firearm in the town. Make sure to check with your local municipality.

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