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    Default Is it legal for my son to shoot a Red Rider BB Gun in my backyard?

    Just curious if anyone knows if it is legal for my son to shoot a Red Rider BB Gun in my backyard in Edmond?

    On a whim, I looked through the City of Edmond website for any regulations or anything that would tell me and when I found nothing, thought wth, I'll just call the police dept.

    The lady who answered the phone acted like I was crazy for even asking the question and told me it was not legal but she didn't really sound like she knew what she was talking about. Not really sure what to think. It would blow my mind if it is illegal but stranger things than that are going on around here these days so thought I'd post in here and see if anyone knows?!?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Is it legal for my son to shoot a Red Rider BB Gun in my backyard?

    Not sure of the legality of it, but so long as there's a proper backstop and he's not popping peoples' windows out I seriously doubt you guys would have any problems.

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    Default Re: Is it legal for my son to shoot a Red Rider BB Gun in my backyard?

    nope you can not soot a bb gun in Edmond....

    8.12.020 - Discharging firearms.

    It is unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm in the city except when doing so in line of duty, when lawfully doing so in defense of oneself, of another person or of property or when otherwise authorized by this code or any law or ordinance. It is unlawful to discharge an air rifle or BB gun in the City. Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an offense and punished for a Class A offense as set forth in Section 2.56.210. (1954 Code 248; Ord. 2513, 31, Oct. 11, 1999).

    and in fact they have ordinance agianst possession of toy guns even...

    8.12.025 - Toy Guns, Air Soft Guns and Replica Firearms.

    (A)
    Toy Guns, Air Soft Guns and Replica Firearms—Definitions.
    1.
    As used in this Section, the term "replica firearm" means and shall include any device or object made of plastic, wood, metal or any other material, which is a facsimile or toy version of or is otherwise recognizable as a pistol, revolver, shotgun, sawed-off shotgun, rifle, machine gun, rocket launcher, or any other firearm, as that term is used under the provisions of Title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Volume 3, Chapter XI, Part 1150 Marking of Toy, Look-Alike and Imitation Firearms. These terms will apply regardless of whether the replica is meant to be a child's toy, an air soft projectile firing gun or an adult collectible. However, this definition shall not include training equipment used in the training of police officers in firearms handling which may fire soft projectiles or match the true dimensions of an actual firearm.
    2.
    For the purposes of this Section, the meaning of "firearm" shall be the same as the meaning of that term under the State Laws prohibiting the carrying of weapons, 21 O.S. 1272, but shall also include air rifles, pellet and BB guns under Section (B)(2) of this Section.
    (B)
    Unlawful Activities Involving Toy Guns, Air Soft Guns and Replica Firearms.
    1.
    It shall be an offence for any person to possess a toy gun, air soft gun, or replica firearm, said item not containing a blaze orange plug permanently affixed to the muzzle end of the barrel thereof; or not having a blaze orange marking permanently affixed to the barrel itself; or is not entirely transparent or is not entirely white, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, bright blue, bright pink, or bright purple as described in 15 U.S.C. Chapter XI, Part 1150.3; whether such lack of compliance is caused by failure of the manufacturer to install same or conform to same or whether modified by removal or painting after purchase, possession of said item shall be a Class B Misdemeanor as defined by the Ordinances of the City of Edmond.
    2.
    It shall be an offence for any person in the presence of another person to draw, exhibit or brandish a toy gun, air gun, replica firearm, air rifle, pellet or BB gun as described in Subsection 8.12.025(A), whether or not said item contains the markings listed in Section (B)(1), when such action causes the victim to reasonably believe that the person is actually in possession of an operable firearm, or who in any manner unlawfully uses the same in any fight or quarrel, or who simulates a firearm in a threatening manner. Violation of this Section shall be a Class A Misdemeanor as defined by the Ordinances of the City of Edmond. (Ord. 3201, 1, April 13, 2009).
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    Default Re: Is it legal for my son to shoot a Red Rider BB Gun in my backyard?

    Well, there you go... oh well, I guess I'll keep it locked up in the safe with all the other "dangerous stuff"... gives me an excuse to make more trips to the range...

    It's great to live in a "free country"... pff

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    Default Re: Is it legal for my son to shoot a Red Rider BB Gun in my backyard?

    Do you have a garage you could use as an indoor range?
    All you need is a cardboard box, a wood or metal rod and a piece of canvas.
    Suspend the canvas on the rod inside the box.
    The bb's hit the canvas and drop to bottom of box and you can use them over and over.
    Daisy makes one, probably available at Academy or Outdoor America.

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    What a ridiculous ordinance


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    Default Re: Is it legal for my son to shoot a Red Rider BB Gun in my backyard?

    That is stupid.
    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State,
    the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed
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    Yeah, thats a crap law.. I always shot my red rider in the back yard.

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    Contact your Edmond City Councilor...

    http://edmondok.com/government/council

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    Default Re: Is it legal for my son to shoot a Red Rider BB Gun in my backyard?

    I fired many BBs in our back yard in OKC as a kid and it wasn't legal but no one can hear it so... I jay walk too sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EFsDad View Post
    Contact your Edmond City Councilor...

    http://edmondok.com/government/council

    (Or do nothing but don't complain)
    If I lived in Edmond, you can bet I would.

    I guess I need to check the ordinances here too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHenry View Post
    I fired many BBs in our back yard in OKC as a kid and it wasn't legal but no one can hear it so... I jay walk too sometimes.
    This. Not in OKC but pretty much within any city limits you will find rules about discharging firearms and technically BB guns are firearms though I wouldn't think twice about having an airsoft or paintball war in woods right next to my neighborhood.

    Even if the police were called and they showed up and saw you and your kid playing paintball or shooting a BB gun at a target in a safe environment they'd probably just ask you to stop and leave.

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    Default Re: Is it legal for my son to shoot a Red Rider BB Gun in my backyard?

    Go buy a few hay bails, stack em up near the fence and have a good time. Just make sure he's only shooting that and nothing else. We did it all the time growing up.

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    Default Re: Is it legal for my son to shoot a Red Rider BB Gun in my backyard?

    Find a big cardboard box and puy a piece of styrofoam in it. What momma does not know, wont hurt.





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    Really sad, I grew shooting a BB gun on a military base back in the 60's. I am sure that is not allowed now.

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