Firearm and Weapon Definitions in Florida

There are many crimes in Jacksonville and all of Florida concerning guns. You can be arrested for carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a gun by a convicted felon, improper discharge, etc. Here are some definitions applicable to gun laws in Florida:

Firearm – any weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. An antique gun is not considered a firearm unless it is used in the commission of a crime.

Machine Gun – a firearm that shoots more than one shot automatically by the single function of a trigger.

Short-Barreled Shotgun – a shotgun having a barrel less than 18 inches in length.

Short-Barreled Rifle – a rifle having a barrel less than 16 inches in length.

Weapon – any knife, brass knuckles, or device that is deadly, but is not a firearm.

If you are arrested on gun charges in Jacksonville and you have questions, contact a Jacksonville gun attorney.

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