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 Stupid question-do you need a permit to carry a BB gun?
shack357  [Team Member]
2/25/2013 2:51:42 PM
The reason I ask is I saw a douchebag attention whore in Walmart yesterday(my crappy backup phone doesn't have a good enough camera for me to have been able to get a picture). Made in China camo T shirt, Camo gimme hat from some company, Buck 119 on the left side of his belt and a CO2 BB gun in a holster on his right. The only thing I could think of for a reason to carry a BB gun is the intimidation of a pistol for those who don't know what they are looking at, but not being old enough for a carry permit.

Then I started thinking about the permit being a permit to carry a weapon, not to carry a firearm. If he's carrying it for anything self defense related, it becomes a weapon right? And he'd need a permit? In any case, at least he's well armed in case he gets attacked by some enraged sparrows.
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boilers  [Member]
2/25/2013 3:22:36 PM
Do you need a permit to carry a Nerf gun? .
shack357  [Team Member]
2/25/2013 3:35:46 PM
Originally Posted By boilers:
Do you need a permit to carry a Nerf gun? .


A nerf gun isn't likely to be used as a stand-in for a real gun either. Like I said, this kid looked like your classic "negative OCer"(carrying to make a statement rather than for protection) but where the magazine would be the gun had a CO2 piercing screw.
boilers  [Member]
2/25/2013 3:42:35 PM
From what I understand, anything resembling a firearm can be considered a firearm. Openly carrying a BB gun in order to make people thing you have a firearm I would assume is no different than open carrying a real pistol. I'm not for sure on this but just my view. I think it would require a permit.
Kernman  [Member]
2/25/2013 3:48:05 PM
He would need a permit if the buck knife was concealed. A Buck 119 is a six inch fixed blade and would fall under chapter 724.4 (3) (b) and would be a serious misdemeanor to carry concealed without a permit. The BB gun, meh, just another idiot.
shack357  [Team Member]
2/25/2013 4:17:18 PM
Originally Posted By Kernman:
He would need a permit if the buck knife was concealed. A Buck 119 is a six inch fixed blade and would fall under chapter 724.4 (3) (b) and would be a serious misdemeanor to carry concealed without a permit. The BB gun, meh, just another idiot.


Good point, and something few people ever think about-I guess even the sheep are used to seeing knives.
TheMirage  [Team Member]
2/25/2013 7:01:09 PM
I think you are more likely to see local ordinances dealing with things like BB, Pellet, and Airsoft guns.
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