It lists projectiles as items that are shot, launched, thrown or projected, any arrow, dart or stone capable of doing grievous bodily harm to persons or animals. You may be wondering if air rifles, air pistols, BB guns, pellet guns and other similar types of “toys” are included. These types of guns are also prohibited unless they are being fired on sections of land that are at least 15 acres and primarily rural or devoted to agriculture. Again, you are required to be the landowner or have written consent of the occupant or landowner.
The laws are established to help keep everyone safe. If find yourself with the opportunity to do a little target practice, keep in mind to be aware of your target, your backstop and beyond. It might surprise a few to learn just how far a bullet or BB can travel. While they don’t happen often, we do take calls from time to time regarding damage or injury from a stray projectile. It’s still not clear what happened on I-35 Highway Friday night, but following the laws and gun safety guidelines can help prevent anything similar from happening here.