Legal Question in Criminal Law in Florida

is it illegal for a felon to own a starters gun.a convicted cannot own a fire arm .is a starters gun i.e the type used to start races i.e a blank,considered a firegun

Asked on 7/17/13, 8:32 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Craig Epifanio Craig Epifanio, P.A.

Under present interpretation of the statute, a starter gun qualifies as a firearm for felon in possession purposes. See Fla. Stat. 790.001 which lists the definition of a firearm.

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Answered on 7/18/13, 5:43 am

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