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    Firearm???

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...yside-48119092

    Obviously awful that someone has been seriously injured and lucky to be alive.
    My reason for posting here is with the spokesperson's use of the term "firearm". Further evidence of lack of knowledge or the idea that it involves a trigger release therefore is a firearm... ?
    What is the official (legal) definition?
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    it's just someone being asked for a statement for the press asap, and that's probably just the word they're used to using when it comes to shootings in Liverpool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timid Toad View Post
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...yside-48119092

    Obviously awful that someone has been seriously injured and lucky to be alive.
    My reason for posting here is with the spokesperson's use of the term "firearm". Further evidence of lack of knowledge or the idea that it involves a trigger release therefore is a firearm... ?
    What is the official (legal) definition?
    The Crown Prosecution Service provide the answer

    "a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged"
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    So it's the barrel that is essential, not any form of explosive propellant.
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    don't forget being "lethal"... because nerf guns might have issues otherwise.
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    Ever been hit at short range by one of those things?
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