Policy JICI-E Gun-Free Schools Act

File: JICI-E

Gun-Free Schools Act

(Definition of “Firearm”)

Section 921 of Title 18, U.S.C. defines “firearm” as:

  1. any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive;
  2. the frame or receiver of any weapon described above;
  3. any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or
  4. any destructive device.

Section 921 of Title 18, U.S.C. defines “destructive device” as:

a) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas:

  1. bomb;
  2. grenade;
  3. rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces;
  4. missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce;
  5. mine; or
  6. device similar to the devices described in paragraphs 1-5 of this sub-paragraph a.

b) any type of weapon which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter; and

c) any combination or parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into any destructive device described in sub-paragraphs a and b and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled.

Issued: March 23, 2010

Reviewed: September 23, 2014

Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado