Chapter 4 Gun File
CHAPTER 04: WACIC Gun FileSECTION 01: IntroductionProcedure #:
WACIC Manual 2003 Edition
August 1, 2006
See Also:CALEA:I. DEFINITIONS A. Purpose of the Gun File
1. The Gun File assists in the recovery of stolen or missing guns and locatingguns used in the commission of a felony. It also aids in the return of recovered or pawned guns to legal owners. Agencies may inquire to see if adepartment holds an active stolen or loss report. They may verify if anagency is seeking the weapon in connection with a felony, has recovered theweapon, or if it has been pawned.
B. Definition of a Gun
1. To make an entry in the Gun File, any weapon, including a starter gun thatwill or is designed to or may be converted to expel a projectile by compressedair or gas or by the action of an explosive—is considered a gun. Included areantique guns, cannons, machine guns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, the frame orreceiver of any such weapon, any firearm muffler or firearm silencer,destructive devices (such as grenades, mines, missiles, and rockets), anddisguised guns (such as knife guns, pen guns, belt buckle guns, and caneguns).2. BB guns are not considered weapons and should be entered in the ArticleFile. Pellet guns are considered weapons and are entered in the Gun File.