A firearm according to Texas Penal Code 46.01 is defined as :
Any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using the energy generated by an explosion or burning substance or any device readily convertible to that use.

Fire"arm` (?), n.

A gun, pistol, or any weapon from a shot is discharged by the force of an explosive substance, as gunpowder.

 

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