Is it illegal to fire a pellet gun (no gun powder just air power) in a residential area to remove pests (pigeons) from ones own property?
Good day. Yes it is. Section 120 of the Firearms Control Act says the following:
(3) It is an offence to—(a)cause bodily injury to any person or cause damage to property of any person by negligently using a firearm, an antique firearm or an air-gun;
(b)discharge or otherwise handle a firearm, an antique firearm or an air-gun in a manner likely to injure or endanger the safety or property of any person or with reckless disregard for the safety or property of any person; or
(c)have control of a loaded firearm, an antique firearm or an air-gun in circumstances where it creates a risk to the safety or property of any person and not to take reasonable precautions to avoid the danger.
120 (7) It is an offence to discharge a firearm, an antique firearm or an airgun in a built-up area or any public place, without good reason to do so.
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