Mungo wrote:Also it can have one in the chamber and nothing in the magazine. In fact one in the chamber and no magazine inserted.I have been searching the 'net for a definition of loaded firearm, particularly semi-automatics. Maybe a stupid question, but I just couldn't find a definitive answer.
A semi-automatic can be in three states, basically:
1- Carried with one in the chamber and full magazine
2- Carried without one in the chamber and a full magazine
3- Completely empty
What is technically (and legally) a loaded firearm?
In my view if there is ammunition in the weapon it is loaded. But no matter what, it is ALWAYS loaded until I can check it for myself.