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Old May 19th, 2021, 07:50 PM #1
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Smile MOCO,Can we pop off bb guns in the backyard?

Just want to take down some beer cans with some bad ass little ADHD's so they can get off an ipad for an hour.
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Old May 19th, 2021, 07:53 PM #2
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Nope. MoCo makes no distinction between your BB gun and a Ma Deuce. It’s insane but it’s how it is.
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Old May 19th, 2021, 07:55 PM #3
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Pro Tip: go with wrist rockets and clay ammo balls. Builds muscles along with hand eye coordination and scratching the destructo urge.
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Is it an assault BB gun?
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Old May 19th, 2021, 08:23 PM #5
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Pro Tip: go with wrist rockets and clay ammo balls. Builds muscles along with hand eye coordination and scratching the destructo urge.
Elastic stretchey thingies that launch projectiles also banned.
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Elastic stretchey thingies that launch projectiles also banned.
*****This was my understanding as well. I used to use wrist rockets all of the time when I lived in Langley Park back in the day as it was cheaper than a BB gun, and didn't attract so much attention/could be hidden until we got into the woods, etc..

Wrist rockets are great exercise for the forearms and fingers, etc.. and can certainly help improve hand/eye coordination, as well as learning the fundamentals of aiming, windage, etc..

It's a shame MoCo is so strict, but that's what nanny government does for you.

Dunno where in MoCo the OP lives but a cheapie starter bow set with like 15-20 lbs pull and some arrows are a lot of fun for a kid, and Lake Needwood has a nice range that is free to the public and is rarely full. I bought two very basic plastic bows and and they came with arrows and targets for less than $60 at Dicks Sporting Goods at the Rio Shopping Center in Gaithersburg and took a neighbors kids there to get them off the Playstation for awhile and they had a great time, got outdoors, and learned a cool new skill.

But yea, BB guns in the backyard shouldn't be a big deal but in MoCo all it takes is for a neighbor or Karen type with a Moms Demand Action membership to flip out, call the cops, and accuse you of trying to train a youth militia to storm the capital or something..

Some people are really crazy about anything that could be perceived as a weapon up to and including a bb gun, wrist rocket, pop tart shaped like a gun, or even a starter .50BMG Barrett with target loads and mildly depleted Uranium rounds shot into some old phone books in the next county, etc..

It's crazy here in MoCo, that's for sure.
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Elastic stretchey thingies that launch projectiles also banned.
I found that Chevy Chase explicitly bans slingshots, but I havenít seen that for the wider county in anything Iíve read. But itís MD and MoCo so it could be buried beyond easy finding.
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Just want to take down some beer cans with some bad ass little ADHD's so they can get off an ipad for an hour.
If you are outside of the urban area and have the required distances, yes. We shoot real guns out here. If you are inside the urban area, you are out of luck.
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