Tuesday, March 24, 2009


What's this all about? I'm having trouble envisioning this firearm.
A Boyce man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he shot a neighbor’s car with a BB gun that he had illegally converted into a shotgun, officials said.
He shot his neighbor's car. Not normally a good idea, and how might one convert a BB gun into a shotgun?
According to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Pickering taped a pipe to the end of a BB gun that held a shotgun shell. When Pickering fired the BB gun it caused the shotgun shell to be discharged. The homemade gun was very dangerous.
I'm still having trouble envisioning this thing. A pipe holds a shotgun shell. Taped to the barrel of a BB gun. When you shoot the BB, it hits the primer of the shotgun shell. Yeah, I'd say that is dangerous, on so many levels.
Pickering was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.


Bob S. said...

But gun control laws will stop people from having access to deadly firearms, right? [/end anti-gun impression]

This only goes to show the genie is out of the bottle and any attempt to remove the ability is bound to fail.

I could see it actually working if the pipe extend over and down the barrel. It would be a single shot jerry rig but it could work well enough.

Anonymous said...

Another case of "just because you can doesn't mean you should"?