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Pellet Gun Proposal Responds To Shooting Tragedies
AP) ^ | January 28, 2014 7:42 PM

Posted on 01/28/2014 8:37:31 PM PST by BenLurkin

BB guns and pellet guns would have to look clearly different from those that fire bullets to be sold in California under a bill approved Tuesday by the state Senate in response to several recent shooting tragedies involving children

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TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 01/28/2014 8:37:31 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Stoopit


2 posted on 01/28/2014 8:40:44 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BenLurkin

....all gun owners will be required to dress accordingly..

3 posted on 01/28/2014 8:41:41 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/yoy.wav


4 posted on 01/28/2014 8:45:01 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Cops shoot kids carrying toys,

not cops fault.

Must. Have. More. Gun Laws.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 8:46:04 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48; BenLurkin
digger48:" Cops shoot kids carrying toys,
not cops fault."

Maybe fewer kids shot if pelletguns were made to look
like donuts , ..or pop-tarts .

6 posted on 01/28/2014 8:50:09 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: digger48

What’s next, Kids carrying Popcorn?


7 posted on 01/28/2014 8:51:14 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: BenLurkin

Make them look like a rabbit. Just so they are clearly recognized by our new breed of cops.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 9:11:57 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Kickass Conservative

What about those dangerous horn laden unicorns they love to jump over rainbows with?


9 posted on 01/28/2014 9:15:29 PM PST by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the "color" of law.)
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To: digger48
Must. Have. More. Gun Laws.

Yeah, crazy! Guys have been shot and killed by cops, while watering their front garden with a pistol-grip water sprayer attached to their garden hose. (True.)

So where are the laws that water sprayers must look clearly different than firearms? We don't need more stinking laws, we need fewer dumb angry cops.

10 posted on 01/28/2014 9:34:01 PM PST by roadcat
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To: BenLurkin

Toy guns have been required to have muzzles of a different color for the last decade. Kids just paint ‘em over. I suspect the same thing’ll happen if this gets passed.

From a practical matter, even if somebody who has assumed a combat stance points a turnip at me, if it has a hole in the end of it, I’m going to assume it’s a gun.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 9:36:45 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: digger48; Alaska Wolf

ping...


12 posted on 01/28/2014 9:36:56 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: oldenuff2no
Make them look like a rabbit. Just so they are clearly recognized by our new breed of cops.

But for the love of God, don't make them look like dogs!

13 posted on 01/28/2014 9:45:11 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BenLurkin
I have a pellet handgun that shoots lead pellets (can also shoot BBs), and it is an exact replica of a handgun and if I pointed that at a cop, I would get shot, and it would be my fault. There is no way to tell this is not a real handgun. They should make these in colors instead of black so cops would know they are not real handguns.

My pellet gun will take down small animals, as in kill them. Any child should have adult supervision if there are lead pellets in the gun. BBs are not as lethal as the pellets and there are some pellets that are more destructive than others. I have the most destructive in my gun.

The size and design are an exact replica of the real gun, so yes, color them so people don't get killed by having one in their hand.

14 posted on 01/28/2014 9:58:16 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: BenLurkin

If california passes such a law california police will find other “reasons” to shoot children when they want to shoot children instead of dogs.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 11:24:48 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: BenLurkin; All

Ah, for the good days in the South. Johnny and I were the youngest at 11 years old. The three oldest were 16 and there were a few in the middle. We’d get our bb guns and head for the woods, walking a few miles over plowed soy bean stalks, all dressed in our army uniforms. The uniforms were made of skin tight “rock and roll” blue jeans, a hat and hopefully some cotton gloves, and a winter coat. Nothing had to match the others’ clothing colors or style so they weren’t really uniforms. But we called them uniforms because we were going to play war. And you couldn’t play war unless you wore a uniform.

When a bb hit your thigh underneath those very thin tight blue jeans, you would yelp like a little puppy that had been jumped by a bigger house cat. Then you’d moan a little before you came up shooting and yelling “I’ll get you, you son of a.....” Ping! A bb would buzz by your ear.

Then back down behind a log or step behind a tree. Maybe I should come up with a plan of attack. But I usually didn’t have time because it only took about 3 “wounds” each and the war was over and we didn’t care who won. At least those of us who were wounded didn’t care. And we sure didn’t want to talk about it, either.

It was time to go find a medic. She was usually one of the guys’ mothers. She didn’t have to ask where and how we got our war wounds. She knew what we had been doing. So did all the other mothers and fathers in town. It’s what we did that winter of 1963. We played “war” with real live bb guns. And not one guy got his eye shot out!

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16 posted on 01/29/2014 12:53:15 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican
and later than that 1970, much younger/
less smarter..we didn't get shot much,
Buckeye cousins were lousy shots
We used Kentucky Windage everytime.
I reckon..not 1 or 2 eye was shot-out.
reckon we invented "paintball" in
Kentucky later on..hurt just the same,
"it was an accident mom"..hit 10x, not from cousins.

17 posted on 01/29/2014 1:23:19 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Mastador1
"But for the love of God, don't
make them look like dogs!"
or caged Parakeets..
cage was crushed, killed the bird..

hyp-upped LEO, intimidating home owners.

18 posted on 01/29/2014 1:33:48 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Marcella

The next thing, gangbangers will start painting their guns...


19 posted on 01/29/2014 1:40:15 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: BenLurkin

Boy will the cops be surprised when criminals start to disguise their guns as BB/Pellet guns....


20 posted on 01/29/2014 3:51:55 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Marcella

21 posted on 01/29/2014 4:07:57 AM PST by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: Marcella

They should make these in colors instead of black so cops would know they are not real handguns.


Here’s a radical notion: Let the market work it out. Those worried about being shot by cops could by unicorn-shaped pink squirt guns. Those who want a utilitarian tool and will be careful about how they handle it around idiot cops can buy something black and authentic looking.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 5:14:02 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: VerySadAmerican
We use to do the same thing but we made sure every body wore safety goggles.

A nice dime size bruise would sort out the guys who didn't yep.

I always wondered how may of the guys who Joined the military used the lessons they learned.

23 posted on 01/29/2014 5:14:53 AM PST by riverrunner
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