This is such a sad story because I think BB and pellet guns are a great way to teach youngsters how to be responsible firearm owners and users. When I was a kid, I was allowed a BB and pellet rifle, but only after I took a hunter's safety course. I remember some of my cousins having BB gun shoot-outs and they're lucky they didn't get seriously hurt. I never ever pointed my pellet gun at a person. Most of the guns that you cock once won't leave more than a welt (but can easily take out an eye). The models that are air-pump or use CO2 cartridges are much more powerful. I'm not sure what happened in this case that killed an 8-year-old boy in Moses Lake, but I'm assuming the pellet penetrated his chest just enough to cause death. Proof positive that anything that shoots is not a toy and should be treated like a real gun. The 8-year-old who died from his pellet gun wound has been identified as Jacob Munoz of Moses Lake. You can read the full story from the Columbia Basin Herald HERE.


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