QUOTE (D0096F @ Feb 12 2008, 06:35 PM)
Double posting is against the rules...next time just edit it in.
You started out saying it was fine in your first post, I posted a reply to someone else's post, then you said it was a weapon in some states. I am just trying to point out that it is not a weapon in any state that I know of, if you could find me one, where it would be illegal for this guy to own when a normal guy could own it, then I guess you're right, but until then I'm just saying, it's not a weapon. It's not illegal for him to own. I''m sure if he waved a baseball bat at a police man he'd get into serious trouble,but it is not illegal for him to own...anyway, this has gone on way too long, mostly because of us, I'm done.
Actually, I did not notice your post above mine until I posted the last time. Sorry, I did not think that it was a double post at the time. My apologies.
Now where did I say that it was fine:
QUOTE (Laments Song @ Feb 8 2008, 09:17 PM)
If they are prohibited of having any more weapons, then they should not be using anything Airsoft. Because technically, they are weapons. But if they are prohibited to having or using any guns, then they are safe, but the federal definition of a firearm (Gun). Look up on the ATF (http//www.atf.gov) website for the actual definition. Of course, state, county, and/or city laws may differ.
I only said that it would okay if they were prohibited from possessing (Whether owning or simply using) a firearm. But if it weapons in general, why take a chance? Seriously, if the police are going to say that cussing and swearing at a person, and spitting at them, is worthy of an Assault charge, then who is to say that his friends, most likely minors since the OP is also a minor, can't get in more trouble for possessing a weapon, even if it is an Airsoft pistol that is in a locked case in the trunk of a car? Afterall, minor's don't have the rights that the rest of us do, so they can't say that a police officer that pulls them over for speeding, or a broken tail light, can't search their car.
And maybe carrying a baseball bat might be a bad thing, even if it is in the trunk of his car, but he is not coming home from baseball practice. Who knows with the law enforcement officer at the time and place that something stupid happens?
I believe in playing it safe, but according to Federal Laws and definitions, they are all okay.