I inherited all my fathers pocessions one being a O2 BB PISTOL, I am a felon and have gotten my rights back except my right to posses a firearm, the pistol in quesgion is a BBGUN
Take a look at Virginia code 18.2-308.2. I believe the prohibition is on any gun which uses some form of explosion rather than compressed air. I don’t believe a BB gun would qualify as a “firearm“.
I believe the Virginia Supreme Court in Armstrong v. Commonwealth, 549 S.E.2d 641 (2001) held that a felon was not prohibited from possessing a B.B. gun.
BB guns are not considered firearms when it comes to the Felon in Possession of a Firearm statute, § 18.2-308.2, as it is in the Brandishing a Firearm Statute, §18.2-282.
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