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Posted: Friday, 01 November 2013 4:41PM

Kan. Court: Air Rifle Not a Firearm



     LAWRENCE, Kan. - A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled that an air rifle is not a firearm as defined by the state's criminal laws.
 
     The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1cuQ8XW ) reports the court ruled Friday in the 2011 case of a man accused of pointing an air rifle at two people and threatening to shoot them.
 
     Lawrence resident Timothy Craddick was convicted of two counts of attempted aggravated assault.
 
     A Douglas County judge found that Craddick had committed the crime with a firearm, which meant a presumptive prison term. The judge ordered him to serve 11 months.
 
     But the appeals court ruled Craddick's pellet rifle was not a firearm under Kansas law because it shoots bullets by air or gas instead of an explosion or combustion. Craddick will be resentenced.

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Kan. court: Air rifle not a firearm
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