BB pistols are air rifles designed to fire projectiles. The name “BB” refers to the ball bearing or “bullet ball” fired by the weapon, a round bullet the size of a single shot of lead contained in a shotgun grenade. ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL Chapel Hill, Code of Ordinances of North CarolinaSec. 11-6. Unloading of firearms, pellet guns. It is illegal for any person, with the exception of a law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his duties or a citizen lawfully exercising defensive authority, a weapon, a rifle, an air rifle, a BB pistol, a pistol, a pellet gun or firearms of any kind, including other mechanisms or devices designed or used to project a missile by compressed air or mechanical action, unloading; within the city limits. Violation of this section is a misdemeanor and any violation will be punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding thirty (30) days. (Ord. of 7-10-61, § 1; Ord. n° 92-4-13/O-4, § 13; Ord.

n° 2012-05-30/O-1, § 1) Reference – Additional Restrictions on possession and display of firearms, §§ 11-131 et seq. State Law Reference – Permission for children to use firearms, G.S. § 14-316. 160A-190. Pellet guns. A city may, by ordinance, regulate, restrict or prohibit the sale, possession or use in the city of pellet guns or other mechanisms or devices designed to project a missile by compressed air or mechanical action with less than lethal force. Stat. § 14-269.2(e).14-269.2. Weapons on campus or other educational goods. (a) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall mean: (4) Weapon.

– Any device listed in subparagraphs (b), (b1) or (d) of this Article. (c) The incitement, encouragement or assistance of a minor under the age of 18 to possess or carry a weapon, rifle, pistol or other firearm of any kind on educational property, whether open or hidden, constitutes a Class I crime. The punishment, see § 10.99 must knowingly and intentionally allow his age to unload, shoot, fire or pellet gun such as an air rifle or a pellet gun, is a legal reference: Authority to regulate and restrict firearms and pellet guns, see G.S. 160A-189 and 160A-190 Chapter 46 CRIMES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS – Cabarrus County, North Carolina – Ordinance CodeSec. 46-2. – Use of firearms. (a) It is illegal for any person to use and discharge a firearm, BB pistol or air compression pistol of any kind, type, make or description at a distance of 500 metres from a commercial or residential area of the county that is outside the corporate boundaries of all municipalities in the county. (b) For the purposes of this section, a commercial or residential district means the area that continues to form a road or highway in which 75 per cent or more of the façade of that façade is occupied over a distance of 300 feet or more, primarily within dwellings or apartments and buildings used for commercial purposes. (c) Nothing in this article shall be construed as prohibiting a person from discharging a firearm for the protection of his person, family, guests or property.

(d) Any person who contravenes the provisions of this section shall, after his conviction under article 1-7 (order of 7-3-67, §§ 1-4) return – Possession, transport and transfer of dangerous weapons in a state of emergency, § 22-58; Carrying hidden weapons, § 46-4; Firearms prohibited in parks, § 50-4.Reference to state law – authority that regulates, restricts or prohibits the firing of firearms, G.S. 153A-129; Authority to Regulate the Use of Pellet Guns, G.S. 153A-130ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL – Cabarrus County, North Carolina – Code of OrdinancesSec. 50-4 – Weapons; explosives; alcoholic beverages; drugs; hazardous substances. It is illegal for any person to bring in their possession or have a weapon (or device that can reasonably be used as a weapon by county law enforcement or park officials), including but not limited to: (1) any knife (except reasonable use for picnic or camping purposes), rifle, shotgun, BB pistol, air pistol, feather gun, slingshot, slingshot, arrow, bow, arrow or any other device or thing in which the motive power is gunpowder, spring or air, or which is driven by muscular force, or an explosive of any kind or kind. Chapter 17 MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES AND REGULATIONS Fayetteville, North Carolina Code of OrdinancesSec. 17-4. 160A-189 et seq.

· First, a bit of terminology. In general, a BB gun is a compressed air gun designed to fire metal projectiles of .177 .177 caliber. BB guns can be used with an air cartridge or with compressed air by a pump or lever action. Typical initial speeds are less than 500 feet per second.