File: JICI-E





Gun-Free Schools Act

(Definition of “Firearm”)


Section 921 of Title 18, U.S.C. defines “firearm” as:


a)     any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive;

b)    the frame or receiver of any weapon described above;

c)     any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or

d)    any destructive device.


Section 921 of Title 18, U.S.C. defines “destructive device” as:


     a)  any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas:


1)          bomb;

2)          grenade;

3)          rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces;

4)          missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce;

5)          mine; or

6)          device similar to the devices described in paragraphs 1-5 of this sub-paragraph a.


b)  any type of weapon which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter; and


c)  any combination or parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any destructive device described in sub-paragraphs a and b and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled.


Adoption date: September 22, 2014