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Love it!writelots wrote:Except the last one he shot - the one that made him quit. He took aim, shot, hit the bird square on the head. It plumeted to the pavement below in a mess of feathers. The little girl who was walking through the alley with her mom (we couldn't see them from our angle) let out a scream that'd curl your hair. Her mom's scream was less piercing, but just as scared. They turned around and ran out of the alley. Gary thought that it was a sign that perhaps bird killing just wasn't a good idea in an inner-city neighborhood...
They could get jobs cleaning up the statues and other monuments... That could take years even after all the pigeons are gone!jhodlof experience wrote:but then what would the park pigeon feeding types do with their lonely lives
They'd never survive that long. They would all die of loneliness and broken hearts.PLC92084 wrote:They could get jobs cleaning up the statues and other monuments... That could take years even after all the pigeons are gone!jhodlof experience wrote:but then what would the park pigeon feeding types do with their lonely lives
What goes up must come down. People have died on numerous occasions from falling ammunition -- Admittedly, probably not from a BB/pellet gun, but it can still injure a person or pet.writelots wrote:since he was shooting up, there was little chance of collateral damage.
chumley wrote:My older brother used to shoot me with a bb gun all the time. (I also played on metal jungle gym equipment with pavement as a base). Somehow I survived.
Everyone else's rights end where mine begin. I couldn't care less what people do in their own yards but I will get irritated and even violent if they shoot projectiles of any kind near my family. Want to shoot me with a BB gun? No problem. I had a tooth shot out with one as a kid and I punched that kid so hard in the face his jaw had to be wired for three months. No one sued anyone. Though I should have because I keep having to get this stupid dental bridge replaced every ten years to the tune of $5K...writelots wrote:chumley wrote:My older brother used to shoot me with a bb gun all the time. (I also played on metal jungle gym equipment with pavement as a base). Somehow I survived.
I have to say, if you're not a crack shot, it's hard to kill even a pigeon with a pellet gun. Hit 'em on the breast, back or wing and it just bounces off. This is not a deadly weapon unless you shoot it right at the head of a small creature at close range. Probably hurt like hell if you got hit with one, but I would NOT be allowing anything that I thought was remotely deadly to be going on my back yard.
So - you know - all this "safety" crap has got me down lately. We just had to redesign a water park to take out a feature because one parent was afraid their child would climb onto it, fall off, and be seriously injured. The thing was about 5' tall. Then, after the public meeting, that same lady strapped her child into an automobile and drove off. Where's the REAL danger here???