Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Central Nebraska town bans BB airsoft guns

Associated Press - March 11, 2009 11:25 AM ET

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - It's now illegal to carry a loaded BB gun, pellet gun , airsoft gun, or paintball gun in a car in Grand Island.

The Grand Island City Council, acting on a rash of windows being shot out in cars and homes, passed the change in city code Tuesday night.

Violators of the new ordinance would be subject to a $50 fine and confiscation of the gun for 60 days.

Grand Island Police Chief Steve Lamken says that in recent months, vandals armed with BB guns and airsoft have caused thousands of dollars in property damage to vehicles and buildings.

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