Skip to comments.Is it illegal to carry or use a slingshot in any areas around the USA?
Posted on 05/03/2013 6:27:41 PM PDT by rlmorel
I am getting to go on a weeklong road trip down the east coast where I plan to cut across the Blue Ridge parkway and drive west.
I don't have a destination or a plan, I want to spend some time in a part of the country I really haven't seen. I thought I might go through some rural areas where I could just pull off a road somewhere and plink some cans with a wristrocket if it was a nice day and I felt like getting out of the car.
Then it occurred to me that I don't know anything about any laws regarding slingshots. Looking on the Internet posed the usual problem looking for data, separating the wheat from the chaff.
Does any Freeper have any knowledge of any such laws in their area?
If you are a US citizen, then you have far fewer rights.
Carry it and when caught say you are an illegal, they can’t touch you then.
Good question. The way things are going lately, you could get arrested for being in possession of a sharp stick, even a pencil.
It isn’t a firearm
Illegal in the Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashore areas.
Keep in mind, many areas think knives, sling shots, etc. Aren't 'arms' and ya don't have a right to have them.
I know all slingshots are illegal in New Jersey, and they are illegal in NY if they have wrist braces. I’m sure they are elsewhere as well, but I couldn’t speak from first hand knowledge elsewhere.
I did a search for “slingshots illegal” and sure enough...
Why are Slingshots with wrist bands illegal in NY?
Slingshots are illegal in some areas........ -
“Slingshots, slingshot ammo, and slingshot supplies, cannot be shipped to the following states, counties or cities:
Delaware: Dover & Wilmington
Florida: St. Augustine
Illinois: Evergreen Park
New York: Only wrist-braced slingshots are illegal.
South Carolina: Charleston
Tennessee: Knoxville & Johnson City
Utah: Salt Lake County
Virginia: Falls Church”
Where did my country go?
They have a lawyer on speed dial and bail pre-arranged.
If they want you, they will take you.
Check out this guy and his command of a slingshot.
Going after Goliath?
There is probably a law against it in some jurisdiction.
Where did our country go, indeed. You know, I keep in mind that I could possibly get some hostility in these areas I go to because I am from Massachusetts, and to be honest, I can’t blame people for feeling that way.
There are some conservatives up here, just like there used to be conservatives in Vermont. Now, Vermont seems to me even more liberal and left-wing than Massachusetts.
A few years back, my wife and I took a road trip up to St. Johnsbury in Vermont, and took the long way up. I drove past some old, faded, gray barns that had “Take back Vermont” painted in large, uneven white letters.
The thing was, they were so faded that it made me feel both old and sad to look at them.
That is how I kind of feel sometimes here in Massachusetts: like the people who painted those faded letters. Then I decide I am not going to give in just to feel comfortable, and I don’t feel so old and sad...:)
It takes a great deal of skill and hand-eye coordination to use a wristrocket accurately and hit your target. It’s not like a firearm where you sight down the barrel. You have to sight down your arm, and your arm has to be steady. I doubt very much if there are any laws regarding them, because they are below the radar. Kinda like crossbows.
Truer words were never spoken.
Just a wild guess, but I’d bet the Charleston, Knoxville & Johnson City, plus maybe the Evergreen Park, Duluth and Falls Church laws were pushed through by the local Audubon Society.
New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island might be Audubon Society or maybe just fearful Democrats.
As kids, we were all pretty good with wristrockets. We’d even lob M-8o’s.
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