Called his Bluff

Franklinton, Ohio:

An 18-year-old man armed with a BB gun was fatally shot while trying to rob the residents of a Franklinton home yesterday afternoon, police said.

Police arrested his two alleged accomplices, one of whom was his brother, and charged them with murder for taking part in a crime that resulted in his death.

The new Ohio castle doctrine law doesn’t take effect until September. The dead intruder apparently held the BB gun to the head of the homeowner’s girlfriend.

Don’t commit crimes. If you do, don’t do it with BB guns.

Hard Three in Jersey

Ryan Narcisco, a 20-year old mall clerk, might go to jail for keeping a BB gun in his car.

Mandatory 3-year sentence, no parole, for unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to a commenter, the NJ definition of a firearm

shall also include, without limitation, any firearm which is in the nature of an air gun, spring gun or pistol or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, compressed or other gas, or vapor, air or compressed air, or is ignited by compressed air, and ejecting a bullet or missile smaller than three-eighths of an inch in diameter, with sufficient force to injure a person.

Via Instapundit.

Prepping for ’68

Denver stocks up on pepper weapon

Rocky Mountain News:

Denver police are stocking up on guns that fire a pepper spray-like substance instead of bullets – a less-lethal weapon used to disperse crowds – in advance of the Democratic National Convention.

The department recently ordered 88 Mark IV launchers and projectiles at a cost “in the low six figures,” the company that makes the weapons stated in a news release Monday.

The request was for delivery in advance of the DNC, according to Louisville- based Security With Advanced Technology Inc.

The convention, scheduled for Aug. 25 to 28 at the Pepsi Center, is expected to draw thousands of protesters to sites throughout Denver.

Here’s the Veritas Mark IV:

Veritas Mark IV

  • .68 Caliber
  • 15 Round Magazine
  • Air Supply in the Magazine
  • One to one scale to an M4
  • Point target Accurate to 50 Meters
  • Easily index between rounds at the chamber
  • Hard Target / Area engagement to 100 Meters
  • Accepts most aftermarket accessories for M4/M16

More info at Veritas Tactical.

The City of Denver doesn’t want to release specifics of what they’re spending money on in preparation of the convention because they fear it will give protest organizers an opportunity to counter the plans.

The comments section of the news story has a bunch of (apparent) Lefties thinking that it’s going to be “Right-Wing Extremists” who are rioting at the DNC. Yeah. Whatever.

I can’t decide if all the “Recreate 68” talk is serious or not. Or, rather, I can’t decide if the talk is seriously going to attract serious people. There’s no doubt a certain lunatic fringe element wants to wreak havoc, but whether or not they will gather sufficient numbers or like-minded people is uncertain.

I’m guessing that the big riot is going to be a letdown for all the hippies, though I won’t be surprised if I’m wrong.

Mow ’em down with BBs!

Don’t tell Murdoc that this isn’t from a comic book:

Fully Automatic BB Gun

And don’t tell him it doesn’t look like fun.

What’s particularly awesome is the fact that it comes complete with a 21-piece task force of:

  • Infantrymen
  • Tanks
  • Gunners
  • Trucks
  • Cruisers
  • Battleships
  • Jet Planes
  • Bombers
  • Riflemen
  • Spaceships

And this:

Makes your friends’ toys outdated

With an advertised price of $1.00, this was from before Murdoc’s time. But boy oh boy, would I have wanted one.

From Lileks’ gallery of BB Gun Ads, which starts with this:
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