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Gloversville man discharged BB gun inside home with children: police

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Two city residents were arrested after a BB gun was allegedly discharged inside a home where children were present. Gloversville police say Anthony J. Walters, 19, of 7 Prospect Place, Apt., 1, discharged the gun inside a residence at 10 Montgomery St., Apt. 1, on Wednesday. The shooting damaged two windows, a refrigerator and kitchen sink. Both Walters and Stephanie Zea, 30, of the Montgomery Street address, were charged with two counts of endangering the ...


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albright1
April 12, 2013
11:05 a.m.

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I am sure there are other issues involved, but is it really illegal to shoot a BB gun in your house?? I'll have to look up the legal description of a firearm.

jerryrock
April 12, 2013
noon

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A BB gun is not classified as a firearm.

NYS Penal Law §265.00 Definitions. 3. "Firearm" means (a) any pistol or revolver; or (b) a shotgun having one or more barrels less than eighteen inches in length; or (c) a rifle having one or more barrels less than sixteen inches in length

11. "Rifle" means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger.

justapto
April 12, 2013
12:58 p.m.

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Are these guys renters? Who else would intentionally damage property unless it belonged to some one else.
The fact that there are little children there is the issue. 'You'll shoot your eye out kid'!

ThePhilistine
April 12, 2013
4:43 p.m.

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nonsense

robbump
April 13, 2013
3:09 p.m.

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I often shot a BB gun AS A CHILD ! So what's the big deal about the children being "in the home"? If they were shot AT, or in danger of ricochet, that's a different story, but otherwise, the authorities use the "child endangerment" card just a bit to often trying to trump up charges. (as a child, I lived just a few doors away from where this took place)

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