Q: Can someone be charged with possession of a gun when the gun was not found on body and the gun has no firing pin in it?
A: A person can be in criminal possession of a firearm even when not on their body. Read up on "constructive possession." Minnesota and the United States statutes contain many gun and gun-related crimes, including some for "replica firearms" and defining "firearm" to include one round of ammo. The defense may research whether a disabled firearm is a "firearm" for criminal possession purposes. Still, it would be wise to avoid future criminal possession of any firearm, even if disabled.
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