NOPD warns parents about bb guns – WDSU New Orleans

NOPD warns parents about bb guns

air rifles could get you a felony charge

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Updated: 8:45 PM CDT Jun 18, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department has issued a stern warning about paint ball, air rifles and bb guns. They say you can face charges for using them illegally.

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WEBVTT WITH DETAILS.TAMMY: POLICE SAY BEFORE YOULOAD UP A PAINTBALL GUN, AIRRIFLE OR BB GUN, YOU BETTERTHINK TWICE.YOU COULD FACE A FELONY.>> A PERSON THAT DISCHARGES ARIFLE CAN BE ARRESTED ANDCHARGED WITH FELONY.THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT THATPARENTS UNDERSTAND THE DANGERSAND THE LAWS REGARDING USING AIRRIFLES IN THE CITY.TAMMY: WE’VE SEEN A RASH OFCASES LATELY.ON MAY 13, A GROUP OF PEOPLEWITH THE SEMI-TOUGH CYCLING CLUBWERE ROLLING DOWN BULLARD AVENUEWHEN A CYCLIST SAYS HE WAS SHOT.VIDEO SHOWS THE MOMENT CHRISWEISS CRIED OUT IN PAIN.FRIENDS STOPPED TO HELP.HE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL.>> WE NOW KNOW THAT OUR VICTIMWAS ACTUALLY STRUCK WITH APELLET THAT WAS FIRED FROMEITHER A BB GUN OR AN AIR RIFLEIN THE AREA.WE DID FIND EVIDENCE IN A REARYARD THAT AIR RIFLES HAD BEENUSED. TAMMY: MAY 14, NOPD ARRESTEDFOUR PEOPLE ON SIMPLE BATTERYCHARGES AFTER TWO PEOPLE SAYTHEY WERE STRUCK WITH PAINTBALLSAT WISNER BOULEVARD AND LELONGDRIVE.ON JUNE 7, POLICE ARRESTEDSEVERAL JUVENILES IN CONNECTIONWITH A PAINTBALL ATTACK ON ASTORAGE CONTAINER.THAT ATTACK CAPTURED ONSURVIELLANCE VIDEO.THE VICTIM WAS PUTTING UP HISLAWNMOWER WHEN ONE SUSPECTOPENED FIRE.HE MISSED THE VICTIM, BUT HITSEVERAL ITEMS INSIDE THAT TANCONTAINER.THEN ON JUNE 11, ANOTHER BB GUNATTACK.SOMEONE SHOT A VICTIM ON NEARSOUTH CARROLLTON AND SOUTHCLAIBORNE AVENUES.>> IT IS A WEAPON, BUT IT’S LIKEIF YOU POINTED AT SOMEONE, THEYCOULD TAKE THAT AS AN ACTUAL GUNAND SHOOT BACK. TAMMY: MOST PEOPLE THINK

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