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Pellet Guns?

 
skighee
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Are pellet guns legal in the VI? I don't feel like going through the hassle of bringing my Glock down there, so would a pellet gun be a good alternative?

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Topic starter Posted : September 5, 2011 4:43 am
Anonymous
 Anonymous
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Depends on what you want it for. Maybe it's a good alternative for shooting chickens, but for self-defense that's kind of silly.

I imagine the VIPD treats pellet guns the same as an actual pistol, so you probably have to jump through all the hoops of getting it registered and legal.

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Posted : September 5, 2011 10:12 am
Jumbie
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Unless I'm mistaken, the USVI treats pellet guns the same as they do rifles, shotguns, & pistols. Therefore you have to go through a gun training class, get it registered, etc. Pellet guns are considered weapons.

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Posted : September 5, 2011 11:37 am
DonExodus
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Weird situation. Statute-wise, they are written as firearms. That being said, I had a lawyer who has lived here his whole life tell me he was 100% certain they are not considered firearms.

Your call, Im getting my fully auto 1200 round per minute bb gun down here soon though 😀

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Posted : September 6, 2011 3:25 am
onthespot
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Mine shoots 1100 fps. I consider it a weapon.

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Posted : September 6, 2011 11:53 am
skighee
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Never mind will just mail the Glock down there in pieces!

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Topic starter Posted : September 7, 2011 4:42 am
billd
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I purchased one and had no paperwork. But then it was stolen! No justice.

billd

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Posted : September 10, 2011 11:19 pm
congasan
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If there is any incident with the pellet gun, the cops and courts will call it a weapon. They will do as they please with little regard to written laws. If you are a relative of the cop or judge (many islanders are related), you may get a get out of jail free card. If not, well------ Keep a low profile whatever you decide.

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Posted : September 11, 2011 7:07 pm
onthespot
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or get in some good stab wounds before they bleed out, LOL

JUST KIDDING!

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Posted : September 12, 2011 1:11 am
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