The majority of those caught with a BB gun or air weapon don't intend to cause harm to an individual, but these air weapons and imitation guns can cause damage, serious injuries and they can kill - they are not toys to be bought for children as presents.
Last month Calvin Smith, 19, was jailed for three years at Newcastle Crown Court for using a BB gun to threaten Metro driver Alan Patterson, who had tried to stop him attacking a young couple at Whitley Bay Metro station.
A 10-year-old boy who brought his brother's unloaded BB gun onto a school bus Thursday to impress some friends caused a brief scare at Bertha Holt Elementary School in Eugene, school and police officials said.
For the first time since the 1983 holiday classic movie A Christmas Story was released, this legendary BB gun will be on display for the world to see at A Christmas Story House & Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
THE case of two Cardiff schoolboys sentenced to eight months' detention after admitting the attempted robbery with a BB gun of a classmate could form part of a fresh look into the laws on the availability of imitation weapons.