Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

As used in this part, the term:

(1) Handgun means a firearm of any description, loaded or unloaded, from which any shot, bullet, or other missile can be discharged by an action of an explosive where the length of the barrel, not including any revolving, detachable, or magazine breech, does not exceed 12 inches; provided, however, that the term handgun shall not include a gun which discharges a single shot of 0.46 centimeter or less in diameter.

(2) Knife means a cutting instrument designed for the purpose of offense and defense consisting of a blade that is greater than 12 inches in length which is fastened to a handle.

(3) License holder means a person who holds a valid weapons carry license.

(4) Long gun means a firearm with a barrel length of at least 18 inches and overall length of at least 26 inches designed or made and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or made to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed: (A) Shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger or from which any shot, bullet, or other missile can be discharged; or (B) Metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifle bore for each single pull of the trigger; provided, however, that the term long gun shall not include a gun which discharges a single shot of 0.46 centimeter or less in diameter.

(5) Weapon means a knife or handgun.

(6) Weapons carry license or license means a license issued pursuant to Code Section 16-11-129.