Can I have a BB gun while on parole?

I'm on parole in Kentucky. Am I allowed to own a BB gun rifle? Is this considered a firearm?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No. Unless you want the judge to revoke your parole, it's best not to possess a gun or something similar to it. You may need to ask your parole officer about it before your actions cross the illegal line.

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  • 1 month ago

    A BB gun is not considered a firearm in KY, however you may be restricted from having certain weapons. I would check with your parole officer or your parole papers.

    527.040 - Firearm: means any weapon which will expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Even if it doesn't violate your parole, it is a TERRIBLE idea. Getting caught with anything that LOOKS like a firearm while on parole is a good way to get shot.

    Update to MORON comment: Having a BB gun in your closet is USELESS.

    • Pepper, PhD
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      So if a parole officer finds a gun in your closet they shoot you?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, you cannot own ANY firearm.

    • Pepper, PhD
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      A BB gun is not a firearm in KY and most states

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  • Bryan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In Michigan, parolees cannot have any sort of firearm or imitation firearm, or any form of weapon. Michigan would at a minimum consider an airgun a weapon. When in doubt, ask your parole officer. He or she will know for sure and then you won't have to worry.

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  • That sounds like a question for your PO, or the judge who handled your case, or your attorney.

    https://www.atf.gov/file/117236/download

    527.010(4) "Firearm" means any weapon which will expel a projectile by the action of an explosive.

    So the question here is whether or not a spring action or a CO2 cartridge would constitute as an explosive.

    https://up.codes/viewer/kentucky/ifc-2012/chapter/...

    EXPLOSIVE. A chemical compound, mixture or device, the primary or common purpose of which is to function by explosion. The term includes, but is not limited to, dynamite, black powder, pellet powder, initiating explosives, detonators, safety fuses, squibs, detonating cord, igniter cord, igniters and display fireworks, 1.3G.

    I'd ask your PO.  I'd bring them the relevant statutes and talk to them about it.  If they say that you can have a BB gun, then get their permission in writing.  I would err on the side of caution and just not risk it.  Considering that you probably don't have to do the whole waiting period or go through a background check in order to purchase a BB gun, I'd bet that it's okay, but don't just take my word for it.

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  • 1 month ago

    Nope...............

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, it is not a firearm. Can you have one? That answer can only be found in two places, your probation paperwork or by asking your probation officer. 

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  • Ask your parole officer.

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  • 1 month ago

    I wouldn't.                

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