Skip to comments.10-year-old Wash. boy defends mom with BB gun
Posted on 11/22/2011 5:08:33 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Police in Bellingham, Wash., say a 10-year-old boy defended his mother from an attacker by shooting him in the face with a BB rifle as many as four times.
The man accused of the attack rents a room in the woman's home and came home drunk and angry Tuesday morning. Police say he kicked in a bedroom door and started choking the woman.
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That is it. Mine did not have the suppressor on the end of the barrel, and I put a peep sight on it.
Actually, we’re pretty good on the self-defense issue here. DA’s had better have a solid case, or they wind up paying.
Based on my admittedly somewhat limited training (40-hour Use of Lethal Force course), I’d venture that given the apparently imminent threat of (at least) grievous bodily harm and disparity of force (among other factors), the kid was righteous - given the limited information presented.
Ah, I remember using daisy pellet rifles during my days in JROTC. It could even punch through skin, and could be lethal enough if it could penetrate slightly into the neck. There are also elctric automatic air guns that are powerful, painful even not lethal. BB guns these days are much more powerful than toy guns we have seen in the past.
Are you playing dumb with me?
Good shootin to put 4 in the face of a moving target.
The nitrogen gas for rifle is contained in a closed cylinder not unlike the ones used to hold hood of car up and works on the same principle.
His name’s probably on a “potential terrorist” list at DHS by now.
I have always had a bit of concern over BB guns and pellet rifles.
First of all, I oppose any gun control laws of any kind, at least any I have seen and that includes BB guns, etc.
I will say I have also seen or read about some real tragedies involving kids and air guns. Quite a few serious and fatal injuries to truly innocent children.
No legal controls but lots of social pressure on parents to teach their children responsible gun handling and that includes guns of any kind.
I would have liked to have seen that 1” through a board Sheridan rifle.
Most pellet rifle are lucky if they can bury a soft lead pellet past the skirt in wood.
I bought a Sheriden Blue Streak around 1973. It was .20 or 5mm caliber and was quite powerful. I have little doubt it would penetrate a soft pine board.
You are correct. It is bad policy to restrict the rights of millions to prevent a small number of accidents. Social pressure, education and safety training are the proper tactics.
We have reduced the fatal firearms accident rate by 94 percent in the last 80 years, while the number of guns per person has about doubled.
What a good son! Maybe his mother won’t allow some guy to rent a room from her in the future. I hope she’ll take her son’s safety into account.
You are correct, that is an air gun.
Either you have no clue what a co2 cartridge is, or you have no clue what that rifle is, or you are just being complete turd. But I think it is all of the above.
That rifle is piston powered, not nitrogen or co2 powered, and it costs 2 grand. No one would EVER even think about giving a gun like that to a kid.
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