If I am a convicted felon, is it legal for me to own an air rifle?

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If I am a convicted felon, is it legal for me to own an air rifle?

I looked through the RCW and cannot get a straight answer. Could you tell me?

Asked on July 5, 2014 under Criminal Law, Washington

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking, an air rifle - also known as a BB Gun - is not considered a fire arm, so it would not be illegal to own one as a convicted felon. In some areas though - such as NYC - it is illegal to own one at all, and considered a misdemeanor.  I would contact your parole officer. 


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