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10-year-old Wash. boy defends mom with BB gun
Associated Press ^ | Nov. 22, 2011

Posted on 11/22/2011 5:08:33 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

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To: Free ThinkerNY

His name’s probably on a “potential terrorist” list at DHS by now.


51 posted on 11/22/2011 7:35:29 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WTG, kiddo!


52 posted on 11/22/2011 7:36:35 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


53 posted on 11/22/2011 7:39:48 PM PST by yarddog
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To: nomad

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.


54 posted on 11/22/2011 7:41:14 PM PST by Sea Parrot (%)
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To: Sea Parrot

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.


55 posted on 11/22/2011 7:44:31 PM PST by yarddog
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To: yarddog

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.


56 posted on 11/22/2011 7:52:38 PM PST by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


57 posted on 11/22/2011 8:23:31 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: mamelukesabre

Not intentionally.


58 posted on 11/22/2011 8:36:01 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

You are correct, that is an air gun.


59 posted on 11/22/2011 8:36:49 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


60 posted on 11/22/2011 8:47:18 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: yarddog

“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.”

One could say the same about cars and teenagers...


61 posted on 11/22/2011 8:57:18 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: yarddog
I remember all those GM cars from the 1980s which used gas pistons instead of springs

They've improved a bit in the last 25 years.

62 posted on 11/22/2011 9:46:20 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: yarddog
I remember all those GM cars from the 1980s which used gas pistons instead of springs

They've improved a bit in the last 25 years.

63 posted on 11/22/2011 9:46:36 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

This will be entered into the national database, so when he tries to buy a firearm as an adult, he will be rejected because of a previous assault involving a gun.


64 posted on 11/22/2011 9:59:43 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Actually, Washington Stat is pretty conservative when it comes to gun laws. Legal for a kid to have a pellet gun. Legal to shoot someone to stop them from committing a felony OR to prevent bodily harm. That’s anywhere you might be.

Plus the Castle Doctrine and she was in her room. I hope the kid gets a .22 or larger by the time (6 months?) the scumbag gets out of jail.


65 posted on 11/22/2011 10:00:53 PM PST by 21twelve ("We can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust....and another lost generation.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BTTT!


66 posted on 11/22/2011 11:32:43 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: yarddog
I don't think so, max velocity from the Blue Streak was 675 fps. Even cheapest of the single stroke springers have velocities of around 1,000 fps.
67 posted on 11/23/2011 10:56:25 AM PST by Sea Parrot (%)
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To: Sea Parrot

675fps is about right for the Sheriden. I don’t recall the pellet weight off hand but it was heavy for it’s caliber which really makes all the difference in penetration.

For that matter 675fps is about the velocity of the .38 S&W cartridge. It would penetrate a lot more than one board.

I have 5 .177 springers right now which are rated at 1000fps. I don’t have a chrony but have read enough reports by owners who do that most of them are no where near 1000fps except with the very lightest of regular pellets. Even then most are well under 1000fps. I do have one, a Turkish made one which I think is a bit hotter than the others.

I have actually owned and shot a Sheriden for many years. They really are powerful.


68 posted on 11/23/2011 11:27:40 AM PST by yarddog
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To: yarddog

IIRC, the .38 S&W cartridge uses bullets heavy as 200 grains.


69 posted on 11/23/2011 10:45:08 PM PST by Sea Parrot (%)
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