"Illegal firearms" can mean two different things:
There are many types of illegal firearms. Typical ones include:
You should be aware that gun laws can be very different depending on the region as well as the type of gun. For example, some types of sawed-off shotguns are illegal to posses, while other types of sawed-off shotguns may be possessed, so long as they conform to certain tax laws.
Finally, some firearms may be illegal for ordinary citizens to possess, but can be used by certain persons such as law enforcement personnel or persons with certified training.
If you are caught with an illegal firearm, it is considered a felony. The severity of your punishment depends on many factors such as if you committed a crime with the illegal firearm or your criminal history. A conviction for possessing an illegal firearm can result in:
If you are convicted of possessing an illegal firearm, you can be in serious trouble. Please consult a criminal defense attorney to learn more about your rights, defenses, and the complicated legal system.
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