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California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 16520

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(a)?As used in this part, ?firearm? means a device, designed to be used as a weapon, from which is expelled through a barrel, a projectile by the force of an explosion or other form of combustion.

(b)?As used in the following provisions, ?firearm? includes the frame or receiver of the weapon:

(7)?Sections 26500 to 26588, inclusive.

(8)?Sections 26600 to 27140, inclusive.

(9)?Sections 27400 to 28000, inclusive.

(11)?Sections 28400 to 28415, inclusive.

(12)?Sections 29010 to 29150, inclusive.

(14)?Sections 29610 to 29750, inclusive.

(15)?Sections 29800 to 29905, inclusive.

(16)?Sections 30150 to 30165, inclusive.

(18)?Sections 31705 to 31830, inclusive.

(19)?Sections 34355 to 34370, inclusive.

(c)?As used in the following provisions, ?firearm? also includes a rocket, rocket propelled projectile launcher, or similar device containing an explosive or incendiary material, whether or not the device is designed for emergency or distress signaling purposes:

(4)?Sections 25850 to 26025, inclusive.

(6)?Sections 26035 to 26055, inclusive.

(d)?As used in the following provisions, ?firearm? does not include an unloaded antique firearm:

(5)?Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 26350) of Division 5 of Title 4.

(6)?Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 26400) of Division 5 of Title 4.

(7)?Sections 26500 to 26588, inclusive.

(8)?Sections 26700 to 26915, inclusive.

(13)?Sections 27555 to 27585, inclusive.

(14)?Sections 29010 to 29150, inclusive.

(e)?As used in Sections 34005 and 34010, ?firearm? does not include a destructive device.

(f)?As used in Sections 17280 and 24680, ?firearm? has the same meaning as in Section 922 of Title 18 of the United States Code.

(g)?As used in Sections 29010 to 29150, inclusive, ?firearm? includes the unfinished frame or receiver of a weapon that can be readily converted to the functional condition of a finished frame or receiver.

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