Would someone please define for me what an illegal gun is

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    Would someone please define for me what an illegal gun is

    I keep reading news articles about "illegal guns".

    The illegal handgun used by an ex-con in a firefight...

    We are going to get these illegal guns off the street...
    Yada yada yada. From what I can tell, they (who ever "they" is) are referring to normal, every day, run of the mill handguns and rifles. Nothing spectacular about them. Just stuff any law abiding citizen can get legally at any gun store.

    Would someone please define for me what an illegal gun is. I am just so confused.
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    Well for starters, any gun, bought, sold, stolen, whatever...with the serial numbers filed off...that would be highly illegal in anyone's hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Well for starters, any gun, bought, sold, stolen, whatever...with the serial numbers filed off...that would be highly illegal in anyone's hands.
    Buying one out of the trunk of a car too.

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    Any gun that looks scary to more than 50% of U.S. legislators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czampion View Post
    Any gun that looks scary to more than 50% of U.S. legislators.
    Bah bum chhh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikGr7 View Post
    Buying one out of the trunk of a car too.
    Not necessarily...
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    It's the same thing as an illegal car.

    Oh, wait...I've never heard that term before.
    Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikGr7 View Post
    Buying one out of the trunk of a car too.
    No no no not illegal yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post
    It's the same thing as an illegal car.

    Oh, wait...I've never heard that term before.
    Go figure.
    So if you find one of these illegal guns and return it to it's owner is it still illegal? Stupid is, as stupid says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikGr7 View Post
    Buying one out of the trunk of a car too.
    Not illegal in most states. Even states that requires registration it is legal as long as you go through the requirements to register it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czampion View Post
    Any gun that looks scary to more than 50% of U.S. legislators.
    60% (gotta get it past a fillabuster, after all)

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    Any firearm in the hands of a felon !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Would someone please define for me what an illegal gun is. I am just so confused.
    It's sort of like a criminal gun. You know, a gun that has committed murder.



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    Here in the 5 boros of NYC having possion of a handgun without a license is illegal. Having a handgun that is not listed on your permit is an illegal gun.

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    Maybe something with one of these stuck in it ?????


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    I would think the only illegal handgun is one whose serial numbers have been deliberately defaced and/or removed.

    Of course, it could be those pesky handguns who travel into this country without going through the proper immigration channels...

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