Unlawful Possession of Firearm

In general, the law divides firearm offenses into two categories: carrying concealed firearms and using a firearm to commit a crime.

Carrying concealed firearms, in a state which prohibits it, is usually
a misdemeanor, not punishable by a prison sentence. A unarmed
robbery, even though a felony, is not as serious as using
a firearm to commit the robbery.

The use or display of a firearm or other deadly weapon may elevate
an offense to a more serious crime or increase the punishment.
For example, an assault committed with a deadly weapon is
a felony, while an unarmed assault is usually a misdemeanor.

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