pellet gun


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Recent Examples on the Web Video recorded by the state police and published in November by Spotlight PA and NBC News shows that the teenager, Christian Hall, was holding a pellet gun with his hands in the air above his head when troopers fired at him. NBC News, 30 Mar. 2022 Jessica Salas-Ruiz, 26, and Fernando Inzunza, 36, were arrested last week by the Rialto police amid allegations children placed in their care were branded, strangled, and shot with a pellet gun, according to a press release. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 1 June 2022 The challenge involves shooting at someone with a pellet gun -- typically one that fires gel-ball pellets -- and posting a video of the act on social media. Kaitlin Durbin, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2022 The student was escorted to the office, and a pellet gun and marijuana were found in his backpack, police said. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Oct. 2021 That’s when deputies learned the weapon was an airsoft pellet gun. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2022 Police obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, which had been towed to Brookline police headquarters, and found a police baton, a pellet gun, and a loaded firearm, the statement said. Nick Stoico,, 8 May 2022 After about 90 minutes, Hall moved toward the troopers with the pellet gun in his hand, arms at his sides. NBC News, 30 Mar. 2022 Police later reported the object Meyers raised was a pellet gun. oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pellet gun

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pellet gun was in 1952

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2 Jul 2022

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“Pellet gun.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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