Portola Valley bans firing of pellet and air guns
Original post made on Nov 19, 2008
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on Nov 19, 2008 at 4:59 am
The Town's anti-air gun language should be amended to include a privilege to defend one's home, land, and pets from intruders. Why can't responsible home owners use an air gun to defend their property against varmints? Who in Portola Valley would hesitate to use an air gun to defend their dog or cat from a bobcat or mountain lion? Under this ordinance, such uses are now prohibited. A windfall for Voles, but a loss for dear ole-Fido.
on Nov 19, 2008 at 8:36 am
David Boyce is a registered user.
Dear Tortious - Note that the amended ordinance does not prohibit ownership of guns, including air-powered guns, nor does it preclude the use of an air-gun or other weapon to defend oneself or others.
I suspect that the self-defense clause includes one's pets.
on Nov 19, 2008 at 8:46 pm
This is just another dumb feel good law. It does nothing. If Im going to be evil and shoot someones pet this does nothing to stop it. Isn't animal cruelty a criminal offense?
and while you are pumping up your daisy red rider to defend anything Ill let loose with my .357 magnum...have a nice day.