Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 1 month ago

My friend pulled a bb gun on someone ?

My friend was going down this street and these two guys blocked him in and wouldn't let him leave so he pulled a BB gun on them to scare them off. Is he gonna go to jail or is this self defense

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It's only legal if he pulled the trigger on both of them

  • Cee
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Tell him to get rid of it. He may get himself killed for carrying the thing.

  • 1 month ago

    That is bandishing. In most states that is a felony.

    • Metalplanttag
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      2. Can I be convicted of brandishing a firearm in Orange County even though I used a fake gun?


      Yes. It is a misdemeanor to threaten someone with an imitation firearm and punishable with a minimum sentence of 30 days in the county jail.

  • Jason
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Tell your friend to buy a real gun. He's gonna get his *** kicked or shot with that BB gun. What if either one of those dickheads had a real gun? 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    In MY State if it looked like a "real" handgun this is an offensive, a jailable offense.

    • Cap'n. America
      Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      What YOU quote is in Re: robbing a bank. In This case,, even no weapon, written on paper, or a toy or even a Magic Marker shoved in  a teller's back. https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/robbery-with-a-fake-weapon.html

  • 1 month ago

    If somebody is threatening you with violence and you pull out a gun or a BB gun and point it in their direction and say leave me alone or I will have to defend myself that's perfectly legal but to pull out a BB gun or a real gun in order to cause a person to have fear for their life without justifiable cause is considered a felony. In the case of somebody pulling out a BB gun to ward off thugs or attackers if that ever goes to court it's going to be ruled as self-defense.

    • Metalplanttag
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      2. Can I be convicted of brandishing a firearm in Orange County even though I used a fake gun?


      Yes. It is a misdemeanor to threaten someone with an imitation firearm and punishable with a minimum sentence of 30 days in the county jail.

  • 1 month ago

    For the purpose of pulling a weapon, anything that LOOKS like a firearm IS a firearm.

    There isn't enough information in this story to determine that it was legally self defense.

    • Cap'n. America
      Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      You confuse holding up a bank with a toy with self defense (if it is) https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/robbery-with-a-fake-weapon.html

  • 1 month ago

    A BB gun is not illegal. Although, he should be careful. That reminds me of one time, my uncles were driving and somebody cut in front of them. Then when they passed him up, he got road rage and followed them. Then when they were stopped at a red light, he got out and walked up to their window and yelled for them to get out. Then they pulled out a gun, but it was not loaded due to California law. Then the guy just yelled at them to shoot him.

    • Anon1 month agoReport

      A Machine Gun is Not illegal  in  my state. Say something Relevant. Self defense isn't illegal in any state.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    WHERE?  HOW OLD IS YOUR FRIEND?

    There is no way to have a legal opinion without more info.

  • 1 month ago

    Someone, maybe a cop, could think he is holding a real gun. Lights out!

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