pellet gun


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Recent Examples on the Web The man stopped again in the 8500 block of Westfield and got out of the car, allegedly threatening the two deputies with the pellet gun. Andres Picon, San Antonio Express-News, "Bexar County deputies shoot 19-year-old man after high-speed chase," 31 Jan. 2021 Rice at the time had spent the day outside the center playing with a pellet gun. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Justice Department declines to charge Cleveland officers in fatal 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice," 29 Dec. 2020 Kolodny says McEneaney surrendered a BB and a pellet gun to law enforcement upon request. Anna Sturla, Sheena Jones And Melanie Schuman, CNN, "New York couple arrested for allegedly harassing neighbor after 3-year back and forth," 20 Aug. 2020 Rice, a 12-year-old African American, was at a playground with a pellet gun that officials have said was indistinguishable from a regular pistol. Washington Post, "No federal charges to be filed in police killing of Tamir Rice," 30 Dec. 2020 The only footage is a grainy time-lapse video from the recreation center, and Rice can be seen walking around and pointing the airsoft pellet gun. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Justice Department declines to press charges in Tamir Rice case," 29 Dec. 2020 The pair were attending a rally on the street when someone drove by and fired a type of pellet gun into the crowd and fled, the news station said, citing police. Fox News, "Trump supporters target of Florida pellet gun shooter; 2 women injured," 7 Nov. 2020 Two shotguns and a pellet gun were stolen from an unsecured shop building in the 21400 block of Horseshoe Trail. Star Tribune, "Local police blotter," 14 Nov. 2020 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was playing with a toy pellet gun in a Cleveland park when police shot him in 2014. Allissa V. Richardson, The Atlantic, "It Wasn’t a Gun," 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of pellet gun

1952, in the meaning defined above

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8 Feb 2021

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“Pellet gun.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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