Do air guns have to be registered?

Air guns need to be registered if they have both a high muzzle velocity (greater than 152.4 meters or 500 feet per second) and a high muzzle energy ( greater than 5.7 joules or 4.2 ft-pounds). As a rule, the manufacturers specifications are used to determine what muzzle velocity and muzzle energy an air gun is designed to have. You may be able to find this information in the users manual or manufacturer’s website.
More information on air guns can be found on the air gun fact sheet. If you have any question about a particular air gun, call 1-800-731-4000.



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