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Is it illegal to shoot pellet guns in a neighborhood? Should I call someone in if they're using one to shoot animals?

Our neighbors (who are very rude and unruly people) bought their middle child a pellet gun. He shoots it at the back wall, but I have heard their dogs yelp after a discharge, my dogs have been hit (they have welts), and I have found numerous little plastic balls in my back yard. I thought it was illegal to shoot any kind of projectile weapon (save Nerf guns) in city limits. Since he's hurting my/their dogs, would I be in the wrong to call this boy in, even if it's not illegal?

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Yeah those are called airsoft guns. I have a couple of them and I shoot around in my backyard with my friends. It is legal, but not when your pelting someone else's dog. I would do something about that!!!

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Yes you need to notify authorities esp if your dogs have been hit on your own property.

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Yea and try to sue them for animal cruelty

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Ownership is ok but it's animal cruelty

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it is in your right to take legal action if
it effects you like you dogs geting hert call th cops or tell his parets if they are bad parents thell beat the holagen

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Oh yea that would be the right thing to do and im no Jesus.

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Aww Thats sooo mean!! You need to go over there and give that kid a beating. And yes definetly you hould of done that the moment you hear his dogs yelp. I mean who does that?? They obviously have a cold heart maybe you can help warm it for him..

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I would defiantly turn them in!!!!

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You need to let a person know who has the authority to do something

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I believe this falls under cruelty to animals laws. They can and should be prosecuted, involve your local SPCA.

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Pellet guns yes but if it's an airsoft gun there isn't much you can do

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Buy one and shoot him and see how he likes it

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Regardless of legality,if I caught them hurting animals with it,I would hold them down and beat them with their own gun.Any type of animal cruelty is intolerable!

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If the tip of the gun is not painted orange and it's a air soft gun I'm sure that's illegal

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those are airsoft guns. huge difference between pellet and airsoft.

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It's very illegal since he is hurting animals call the police right away next time he is shooting

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Call the police. It is a felony to shoot a pellet gun at any domestic animal, in or outside of town.

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really i grew up shooting rabbits and squrrels with them till i got old enough for a real gun
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O.k. I should have said domestic animals.
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sorry about that i didnt see the domestic part my screen is cracked on my phone my bad
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In our town it is illegal to shoot a pellet gun, BB gun, arrows, unless you own 5 acres. Squirrels are protected by law, as are all birds except two, one is the English sparrow, but all birds eat alot of insects,etc., so shooting them isn't a good idea even if legal.

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No it would not be wrong to call the cops if he is shooting at your dogs. This is called animal cruelty.

Since you said you found many small plastic balls in your yard. If they are about 6mm in size. Then these are from an AirSoft weapon. Mostly it is used for Sport "AirSoft combat" where you go on teams or a one on one and shoot each other. Eye Protection is required, and plenty of cover up 'clothes'. To protect the skin from welts that could form if got hit up close. Most games, there will be a surrender rule of 10 to 15 feet. Sometimes more or less, so that you don't get a welt. And also to protect from getting badly injured. I've known a few who got hit from 40 feet that got a chipped tooth from playing AirSoft.
Depending on the game if used for sports could have a chronograph device to measure feet per second the gun shoots at. And might be required to use a less powerful one. Or if adjustable be set to shoot at a lower speed.

Also there could be local laws set by your city, town or local council that prohibits any type of discharge from such of a weapon. So go to your city office and find out.

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