The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that a BB gun is *not* a firearm — even though the court previously said a BB gun is a dangerous weapon. David Haywood had an air-powered BB gun that was a replica of an automatic pistol when he was arrested in downtown Saint Paul in 2013, and was later found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm and sentenced to five years in prison. Haywood appealed. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld his conviction but the Supreme Court disagreed. The high court says because Minnesota law does not define “firearm,” they look to dictionary definitions to determine the plain meaning of words. The justices say dictionaries consistently define “firearm” as including only weapons that use explosive force from gunpowder or the like.