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Anyone know of what the regs in PA are for air guns? For instance, are there safety zone restrictions.
 

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You will need to check your local ordinances for safety regs as far as target shooting goes, I have never seen a state law or game regulation on target shooting safety zones. Air guns are unfortunately a no no for hunting in PA.
 

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Close to safety zone laws. It is illegal to shot an air gun or BB gun so that the projectile goes onto the property of another.

§ 6304. Sale and use of air rifles.
(a) Sale or transfer of air rifles.--
(1) It shall be unlawful for any dealer to sell, lend,
rent, give, or otherwise transfer an air rifle to any person
under the age of 18 years, where the dealer knows, or has
reasonable cause to believe, the person to be under 18 years
of age, or where such dealer has failed to make reasonable
inquiry relative to the age of such person, and such person
is under 18 years of age.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, give,
lend, or otherwise transfer any air rifle to any person under
18 years of age, except where the relationship of parent and
child, guardian and ward or adult instructor and pupil exists
between such person and the person under 18 years of age.
(b) Carrying or discharging air rifles.--
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person under 18 years
of age to carry any air rifle on the highways or public lands
unless accompanied by an adult, except that a person under 18
years of age may carry such rifle unloaded in a suitable case
or securely wrapped.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any
air rifle from or across any highway or public land or any
public place, except on a properly constructed target range.
(c) Exceptions.--
(1) Nothing in this section shall make it unlawful for
any person under 18 years of age to have in his possession
any air rifle, if it is:
(i) kept within his domicile;
(ii) used by the person under 18 years of age and he
is a duly enrolled member of any club, team or society
organized for educational purposes and maintaining as
part of its facilities or having written permission to
use an indoor or outdoor rifle range under the
supervision, guidance and instruction of a responsible
adult, and then only, if said air rifle is actually being
used in connection with the activities of said club, team
or society under the supervision of a responsible adult;
or
(iii) used in or on any private grounds or residence
under circumstances when such air rifle can be fired,
discharged or operated in such a manner as not to
endanger persons or property, and then only, if it is
used in such manner as to prevent the projectile from
transversing any grounds or space outside the limits of
such grounds or residence.
(2) Nothing in this section shall prohibit sales of air
rifles:
(i) By wholesale dealers or jobbers.
(ii) To be shipped out of this Commonwealth.
(iii) To be used at a target range operated in
accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection or by
members of the armed services of the United States or
veterans' organizations.
(d) Seizure.--Any law enforcement officer may seize, take,
remove or cause to be removed, at the expense of the owner, all
air rifles used or offered for sale in violation of this
section.
(e) No preemption.--The provisions of any ordinance enacted
by any political subdivision which impose greater restrictions
or limitations in respect to the sale and purchase, use or
possession of air rifles, than is imposed by this section, shall
not be invalidated or affected by this section.
(f) Grading.--Any dealer violating the provisions of
paragraph (a)(1) of this section shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor of the third degree. Any person violating any other
provision of this section shall be guilty of a summary offense.
(g) Definitions.--As used in this section the following
words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
subsection:
"Air rifle." Any air gun, air pistol, spring gun, spring
pistol, B-B gun, or any implement that is not a firearm, which
impels a pellet of any kind with a force that can reasonably be
expected to cause bodily harm. The term does not include a
paintball gun or paintball marker as defined in section 2707.2
(relating to paintball guns and paintball markers).
"Dealer." Any person engaged in the business of selling at
retail or renting any air rifles.
(Dec. 22, 2005, P.L.449, No.85, eff. 60 days)
 

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I missed this one, John has it right. Last paragraph from Title 18.

§ 6304. Sale and use of air rifles.

John beat me to it LOL
 

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so, it looks like there is no specific distance you have to be when firing an air gun, so long as the projectile doesn't go into someone else's property.
 

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stevenstiegel said:
so, it looks like there is no specific distance you have to be when firing an air gun, so long as the projectile doesn't go into someone else's property.
Nope. I shoot my CDT tuned Gamo Big Cat all the time in town. I just put up a piece of 23/32" plywood as a back stop and use a steel pellet trap. Safety first!
 
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