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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Policy Summary - Non-Powder Guns.’ Child & Consumer Safety. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 13 April

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Policy Summary - Non-Powder Guns

Because non-powder guns expel projectiles (usually made of metal or hard plastic) through the force of air pressure, CO2 pressure, or spring action, they are different from firearms, which use gunpowder to generate energy to launch a projectile…

Summary of Federal Law

Although there are no federal laws regulating their transfer, possession or use, non-powder guns are, unlike firearms, regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)…

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