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Old 05-10-2017, 08:05 AM
 
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They have completely invaded my home and are destroying it. Does anyone know if it is legal to discharge a BB gun in a residential neighborhood?
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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Theres the 3 "S"s, but I would suspect there's a law against the BB gun, not to mention it would have to be a pretty powerful BB gun, not just your red rider version, to kill a squirrel.
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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Does anyone know if it is legal to discharge a BB gun in a residential neighborhood?
If it is, it shouldn't be. A BB gun doesn't have enough power to kill them; it will only maim them.

Call a pest control company.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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You may have HOA covenants that are against firing a BB gun period.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: United States of Vinland
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BBs, no. However pellets are fine. You want an air rifle that fires .177 for small game like squirrels. You can get a decent one at Walmart.

Of course you want to check with your local laws as to firing in proximity to dwellings.
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls
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If it is, it shouldn't be. A BB gun doesn't have enough power to kill them; it will only maim them.
Physics disagrees with you.
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:35 PM
 
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pest control might be more effective, but a pellet gun might be an okay option depending on where you live. Most BB guns I had as a kid would not kill a squirrel, just scare it off. The Pellet gun would have a better chance.

There might be other ways to keep them out of your home like sealing up holes, putting up wire barriers, etc.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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Pellet rifles powerful enough to kill squirrels are about as loud as 22's.Its all about breaking the sound barrier.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:32 PM
 
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Squirrels can cause a lot of damage, I had one chew my wiring harness under my hood of my truck.
Toyota wanted to replace the complete harness for $1400. They said they would not splice to fix.
I ended up taking it somewhere else for $150. Not only did they chew my wires they chewed the hose to my wiper fluid. Moth balls in a plastic container with drill holes and zipped tied in my engine bay was my deterrent after that.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:35 PM
 
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Any squirrel with a BB gun should be shot before they shoot someone's eye out. Squirrels are notoriously poor shots!
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