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Question: Hi I wanna know can i get in trouble if a police see me with a blank firing gun. Or some one call and said there was shot fire but it was me what could happen
If you have a felony conviction, or if you are a juvenile offender, and your right to possess weapons has not been restored, you may not possess firearms, deadly weapons or "prohibited weapons" (ARS 13-3102(A)(4)). Arizona Law defines a firearm as any loaded or unloaded handgun, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun or other weapon that will expel, is designed to expel or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive unless in permanently inoperable condition. (ARS 13-3101(A)(4)) The definition of a deadly weapon is anything that is designed for lethal use, including a firearm.(ARS 13-3101(A)(1) The definition of prohibited weapon (ARS 13-3101(A)(7)) is any propellant, propellant actuated devices or propellant actuated industrial tools that are manufactured, imported or distributed for their intended purposes or a device that is commercially manufactured primarily for the purpose of illumination (except legal fireworks), including any of the following:
- Explosive, incendiary or poison gas:
- Rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces.
- Device that is designed, made or adapted to muffle a firearm.
- Firearm that is capable of shooting more than one shot automatically, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
- Rifle with a barrel length of less than sixteen inches, or shotgun with a barrel length of less than eighteen inches, or any firearm that is made from a rifle or shotgun and that, as modified, has an overall length of less than twenty-six inches.
- Instrument, including a nunchaku, that consists of two or more sticks, clubs, bars or rods to be used as handles, connected by a rope, cord, wire or chain, in the design of a weapon used in connection with the practice of a system of self-defense.
- Breakable container that contains a flammable liquid with a flash point of one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit or less and that has a wick or similar device capable of being ignited.
- Chemical or combination of chemicals, compounds or materials, including dry ice, that are placed in a sealed or unsealed container for the purpose of generating a gas to cause a mechanical failure, rupture or bursting of the container.
- Combination of parts or materials that is designed and intended for use in making or converting a device into an item set forth in this paragraph