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  • Pellet guns out in deadly force in Kashmir, after court refuses ban

    09/27/2016 6:20:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 12 replies
    IRIN ^ | 27 Sept 2016 | Nimisha Jaiswal
    A month after India’s home minister promised to consider replacing pellet guns with a less deadly form of crowd dispersal, the corridors of Srinagar’s biggest hospital are still lined with young men wearing sunglasses and eye patches. In a 21 September ruling, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court declined to prohibit the use of pellet guns.
  • Upper Darby cops: Man fatally shoots assailant in botched robbery

    02/05/2015 10:53:44 AM PST · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    The Reporter News ^ | 02/05/2015 | TIMOTHY LOGUE
    . . . . After the robber demanded money, Chitwood said the older man “immediately reached out to the gunman’s right hand” and attempted to take control of the gun. “A struggle ensues — this is a 67-year-old tangling with a much younger man — and as (the robbery victim) starts to lose his balance, he reaches into his waistband and pulls out his gun, a .38-caliber revolver,” Chitwood said. “As he’s falling backwards, he fires one shot.” The robbery suspect, described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, was shot once in the head and...
  • White Man With Pellet Gun Shot Dead by Cops; Media Silent

    01/06/2015 7:21:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 01.05.15 | Selwyn Duke
    White is right — in activists’ book.  That is, the right color to ignore when it comes to stories of people shot by police.So says American Thinker editor Rick Moran while reporting on the shooting of a pellet-gun wielding white man on Sunday by San Francisco police. The Washington Post describes the incident: The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station [at 5:20 p.m. PT]. In a statement, the department said that the confrontation began when police sergeants asked a man in the station’s restricted lot to leave. Instead, the man stood in...
  • Ninja sushi chef brings a knife to a gun fight — and takes robber down

    01/06/2015 11:32:24 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 43 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 1-4-15 | Joe Saunders
    He was trying to take out some cash, armed with a pellet gun – but a blade-flashing sushi chef stood it his way. According to the Champaign News-Gazette, the incident occurred Tuesday at the Kamakura Japanese restaurant in Champaign when 23-year-old Clayton Dial entered the restaurant, pulled what appeared to be a revolver and demanded cash from the teenaged hostess. Sushi chef Tetsuji Miwa overheard the exchange. “He just stood there and started asking for money,” Miwa told the paper. I saw her face. She was very scared.” “I heard him the second time. He said, ‘Give me your money....
  • Beaver Attacks are Serious

    12/18/2014 8:48:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I had missed this article when it came out in June of 2014.   It was particularly startling because there is no mention of the beaver having rabies.  The animal literally jumped out of the water, grabbed the kayaker by the arm, and pulled him from the boat.  From “It’s just a freak thing. This beaver was upset about something and went after him,” kayaking trainer Nate Reynolds said. “I heard him yell my name, so I come running out. As soon as I came out, I see the boat flip over, so the beaver had actually jumped...
  • Pupils support teacher who shot student in leg (pellet gun, Wolverhampton UK)

    02/02/2014 1:22:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:32PM GMT 02 Feb 2014 | (Agencies)
    A group of school students are fighting to save a physics teacher who was sacked after accidentally shooting a pupil in the leg during a physics experiment. Richard West, a popular science teacher at St. Peter’s Collegiate School in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, was conducting an experiment involving a pellet gun when the freak accident occurred. Now the 17-year-old student on the receiving end of the shooting has launched a campaign to get his favorite teacher reinstated. Ben Barlow was unhurt by the gun pellet and claims that he has been harmed much more by Mr. West’s absence from his classes...
  • Tow Truck Driver Charged With Murder After Police Say He Ran Down Man Who Robbed Him

    01/01/2014 8:01:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, January 1 | Peter Hermann
    Kevin Lewis Crouch walked into a tow lot in Northeast Washington on Tuesday afternoon and asked about a green car. But D.C. police said the 22-year-old man quickly pulled a gun on the tow truck driver who was trying to help him and demanded money. The driver began to run but tripped and fell, police said, and Crouch struck him twice in the head with the butt of his gun. The driver then heaved his wallet against a fence in the lot on Kenilworth Avenue. As Crouch went to grab the wallet, police said, the driver climbed into his white...
  • Students Suspended For Playing With Pellet Gun in Own Front Yard, One Mother Called Because It Made

    09/24/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT · by matt04 · 40 replies
    WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, Virginia asks “has zero tolerance gone too far?” as it reports this story: A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun. Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid Caraballo plays with airsoft guns. Caraballo and his friend Aidan were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus. The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop;...
  • Springfield (MA) police officer shot in head with pellet gun while patrolling North End

    06/05/2013 6:18:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    A city police officer was shot in the head with a projectile as his cruiser came under fire in an apparent pellet gun assault Monday night in the North End. It was the second such assault since last week, when a city firefighter was shot and injured while turning off a running hydrant in Old Hill. "He wasn't injured," Springfield Police Capt. Larry Brown said of the police officer, who wasn't publicly identified and didn't require medical attention. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. as the officer patrolled near Plainfield and Orchard streets in the Brightwood section of the...
  • Vanity - Recommendations for a pellet gun

    01/02/2013 11:18:54 AM PST · by GraceG · 91 replies
    Ok, I have a squirrel problem, and I am needing some recomendations for what to get to shoot them with, namely I want to use a pellet/bb gun. I want to get one that is powerful enough to put them down quickly but not too expensive. Any recomendations?
  • Girl, 6, dies after being shot with pellet gun in Georgia

    01/21/2012 5:23:08 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 21, 2012
    Girl, 6, dies after being shot with pellet gun in Georgia Published January 21, 2012 | A six-year-old girl died Friday afternoon after being accidentally shot in the throat with a pellet gun at her home in Peachtree City, Ga. Peachtree City police responded to the incident with fire and rescue crews shortly after noon local time and paramedics treated the unconscious girl at the scene. She was rushed to Piedmont Fayette Hospital in nearby Fayetteville, roughly 30 miles south of Atlanta, where she later died. Police said they were not planning on releasing details about who shot the...
  • 'Death by suicide': Police fire after man aimed pellet gun while stopped on I-275(TN)

    04/16/2011 5:17:13 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 10 replies ^ | April 16, 2011 | Don Jacobs, Linda X. McCoy
    Guy Ronald McDowell walked out of a hospital and into a "suicide by officers" scenario that left him dead, a family friend said Friday. Attorney and family friend Eddie Daniel said McDowell, killed by police on Interstate 275 after he pointed what turned out to be a pellet gun at officers, had been released from an area hospital shortly before the Thursday night shooting that Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch termed a "suicide by officers" plot.
  • 'Rat' protests at church

    11/19/2010 6:09:28 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1+ views
    upi ^ | Nov. 19, 2010
    JOLIET, Ill.- An Illinois roofers' union parked its inflatable rat outside of a Joliet church to protest the facility using non-union workers to do roof work. The Rev. Matthew Robinson of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Joliet said members of the Local 11 roofers' union have been picketing in front of the church and placed a giant inflatable rat -- nicknamed Scabby -- in front of the facility, the Joliet Herald-News reported Friday. "It's just ugly, and all people are seeing right now is a big yellow rat in front of our church," Robinson said. "Golly, we don't need that. That's...
  • Ore. woman shocked by stun gun had only pellet gun

    07/12/2010 10:53:45 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies
    hosted. ^ | Jul 13
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon sheriff's office says an 87-year-old woman who died after a deputy used a stun gun on her during a confrontation was armed with a pellet gun, not a real handgun.....
  • Gun standoff at Table Rock ends in Boise man's arrest (ID)

    02/25/2009 6:15:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 549+ views
    idaho statesman ^ | 08.22.08 | PATRICK ORR
    A 37-year-old Boise man was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault after he drew a pellet gun on a man who happened to be carrying a real pistol. Damon Glenn Smith was also charged with felony DUI and misdemeanor resisting arrest after the incident at 11:48 p.m. Wednesday at Table Rock, a popular sightseeing spot overlooking Boise. Matthew Pond, 19, said that as he and two of his friends drove up to the mesa for the view, they passed a truck that was trying to go off-road. When they reached the top, the truck pulled up behind them and...
  • Man charged in wife's pellet gun death

    01/11/2009 5:58:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies · 3,080+ views ^ | 01.03.09 | STEPHANIE AKIN AND ELAINE D'AURIZIO
    A West Milford man was charged today with reckless manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife this morning. Police said Frank McDonald shot his wife Cheryl, 44, in the left side of her back with a pellet gun the family used to shoot squirrels. “The way it looks, it was just a freak accident,” police Capt. Andrew Russo said. “If you were going to kill someone, you would find something better to use.” A pellet gun is powered by compressed gas, but at pressures far below those of standard firearms. Frank McDonald called 911 at 9:59 a.m. from the...
  • 2 teens injured in drive-by shooting while walking home

    10/17/2007 8:51:03 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies · 115+ views
    KOMOTV - Washington State ^ | 10/16/07 | KOMO STAFF
    NORTH BEND, Wash. -- Two 15-year-old girls suffered minor injures when they were shot by teens wielding pellet guns as the girls got off a school bus in North Bend Tuesday afternoon. The two girls, both students at Mt. Si High School, were getting off their bus around 3:15 when they were shot, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Merrill. The girls ran a short distance to one of the girl's home. The shooters chased after them in a Ford Explorer, with two of the four people inside continuing to shoot at the girls while they ran, Merrill said. Merrill...
  • Homeowner Arrested For Killing Alleged Burglar, 15

    01/21/2007 9:56:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies · 2,500+ views
    CBS) ^ | Jan 21, 2007 6:57 pm US/Pacific
    BELLFLOWER A man suspected of fatally shooting a boy, 15, while the victim was breaking into a shed behind the man's Bellflower home was arrested on suspicion of murder, sheriff's deputies said. Deputies responded to a burglary call at the home in the 8500 block of Park Street at 6:25 a.m., according to the sheriff's department. Homeowner Jerry Cress, 57, told deputies he confronted two suspects, one of whom had a hammer, Deputy Anthony Moore said. He said that in fear of his life, he opened fire with a pellet gun, Moore said. Shortly afterward, deputies at the Lakewood Station...
  • NASA May Use Falcons To Chase Off Vultures During Shuttle Launches

    09/05/2006 1:52:32 PM PDT · by Cagey · 35 replies · 617+ views
    WKMG TV ^ | 9-5-2006
    NASA is negotiating with falconers to bring trained raptors to the Kennedy Space Center to scare off troublesome vultures during shuttle launches, Local 6 News partner Florida Today has learned. Hiring a falconer to bring the birds to the center is the latest idea being investigated by NASA in an ongoing effort to prevent shuttle bird strikes, The Flame Trench Web log reported Tuesday. A vulture slammed into the shuttle Discovery's external tank shortly after liftoff of NASA's first post-Columbia test flight in July 2005. The bird strike caused no damage but it prompted NASA to form a team to...
  • Downtown sniper alert

    03/24/2006 12:04:47 PM PST · by Supernatural · 89 replies · 2,308+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Thursday, March 23, 2006 | Mike Wereschagin
    A worker at a Downtown steam plant who brought a pellet rifle to work to shoot pigeons was mistaken for a sniper Wednesday afternoon, prompting police to shut down part of the city for about two hours. Richard Wills, of Dawson, Fayette County, a maintenance worker in the Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal building, brought the weapon to work to chase pigeons away from broken windows on the building's roof, said PACT President Robert Fazio. Someone apparently spotted him - and his rifle - when he stepped out onto the roof for a few seconds, Fazio said. At least three witnesses...
  • Judges release pellet gun teacher

    05/04/2005 10:42:29 AM PDT · by David Hunter · 35 replies · 811+ views
    BBC ^ | 05/04/05 | BBC peon
    Teacher Linda Walker, who was jailed for firing a pellet gun during a row with youths, has been freed by the Court of Appeal. Three judges gave her a conditional discharge but refused her permission to challenge her convictions. The 48-year-old, from Urmston, Greater Manchester, was jailed for six months after she was convicted of affray and possessing a firearm on 29 March. She said she fired the gun after the youths had terrorised her family. Her trial was told she had received nuisance phone calls abusing her family, her garden shed had been broken into, and a car and...
  • Murder charge may be reduced [Shot Wife With Pellet Gun]

    08/13/2004 9:21:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies · 1,028+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Friday, August 13, 2004 | JESSICA LOGAN
    LANCASTER - A 41-year-old man was charged with murder after allegedly shooting his 38-year-old wife with a pellet gun days before she died, but a prosecutor may reduce the charge if the coroner finds the woman did not die from the pellet wound. Michael Paul Gaudet is charged with one count of murder for the Aug. 3 death of his estranged wife Traci. Deputy District Attorney Susan Choi said she likely will reduce the count to assault, depending on findings by the Los Angeles County Coroner. The couple hadn't been living together, but met at a bar on July 30,...