Ordinarily, a B.B. Gun is not a firearm or deadly weapon under Nevada law.
Under certain limited circumstances, a B.B. Gun can be treated as a firearm
or deadly weapon.
In Nevada, a firearm is defined by NRS 202.253, which states: "any
device designed to be used as a weapon from which a projectile may be
expelled through the barrel by the force of any explosion or other form
Since nearly all B.B. guns use springs to propel the B.B., rather than
an explosion or combustion, B.B. guns are not ordinarily considered firearms
under Nevada law. One notable exception is for certain offenses committed
on school property. NRS 202.265 is the statute that prohibits possession
of a dangerous weapon on the property of a school or child care facility.
NRS 202.265 has a broader definition of "firearm" that applies
to that offense. That section defines "firearm" as: "any
device from which a metallic projectile, including any ball bearing or
pellet, may be expelled by means of spring, gas, air or other force."
Therefore, a B.B. gun would qualify as a "firearm" for the offense
of possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.
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