We live next door to a dad who has 2 sons, one aged about 9 and the other about 15.
Yesterday they came back from somewhere and the youngest had a BB gun (childlike)
They have been outside firing most of yesterday evening when my partner had to tell them to stop shooting it at our bedroom window.
They are out there again and have been firing some into our garden.
What is worrying me is we have 2 young children. The eldest is 5 and the youngest is 14 months old. I am more concerned that they are going to get hit by one (would it do damage?) or my youngest is going to pick them up and try to eat them.
Our children are supervised in the garden but as the pellets are so small you cannot always easily locate them plus our youngest always seems to find what is forbidden!
What are the rules of these guns? Surely they are not allowed to be fired into someone elses garden especially when young children are there?
I had a BB gun when I was a kid police confiscated mine as I was 'firing in a built up area' in other words kids can use them but nowhere near houses or estates only in open fields an such like. I got hit in the back by a BB pellet at 12 years old and had to have it removed at hospital and my cousin was nearly blinded by one. They are dangerous to kids