Pellet gun

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a gun that fires small pellets, less than 3 mm diameter, usually made of metal.

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In January this year, the Jammu and Kashmir state government admitted in the state legislative assembly that 6,221 persons received pellet gun injuries, including 782 eye injuries, between July 2016 and February 2017.
A TEENAGE girl was wounded in a shooting involving a pellet gun in a Birmingham park.
ONE of Birmingham's busiest roads was sealed off and armed police scrambled after a man was believed to have been shot with a pellet gun.
A TEENAGER who handled a revolver which was used to shoot a man said he thought it was a pellet gun.
Annie Gough was thrilled when the note from a then 10-year-old Tony Hayden asking for a pellet gun was uncovered in her house after 64 years.
THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in the head by a pellet gun.
A MAN has spoken of his shock after a pellet gun shot broke a window at his home.
WORCESTER -- Two of the three people accused of robbing area stores and supermarkets during the past two months allegedly went into the Oxford Walmart, bought a pellet gun and returned 20 minutes later to rob the store with the recently purchased gun, according to search warrant affidavits.
The Daily Item out of Sudbury, Pennsylvania, reported on July 1 that a female homeowner stopped a burglary-in-progress with only a pellet gun and a lot of courage.
AIDAN CLARK and Khalid Caraballo, seventh graders at Larkspur Middle School in Virginia, have been suspended for the remainder of the year because they played with a pellet gun before coming to school.
SPRINGFIELD - A 30-minute lockdown at Thurston High School on Monday morning came about after two teenage boys in nearby Thurston Park were observed while hunting for squirrels with a pellet gun, Springfield police said Tuesday.
A Florida man is in custody after asking another man in a parking lot if he was Muslim and then shooting him twice in the face with a pellet gun after the man said he was not.