Q: Can a convicted felon with a replica decorative gun and decorative bullets be convicted of a “FIREARM”?
A: O.C.G.A. 16-11-131(a)(2) defines firearm as "any handgun, rifle, shotgun, or other weapon which will or can be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or electrical charge." Thus, if the decorative gun can be converted to shoot any type of projectile by explosive or electrical charge, then a convicted felon cannot possess the decorative gun.
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