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Sling shot with wrist brace is illegal

Discussion in 'Legal' started by jeep-2, Jan 14, 2007.

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  1. jeep-2

    jeep-2 Well-Known Member


    I was surffing around and came upon this NYS gun law, when i saw the picture i remembered that we had one with the wrist brace some where in the attic that one on the kids bought in a sporting good store about 10 yrs ago.
    Does anyone know if they are illegal in any other state?
  2. jamz

    jamz Well-Known Member

    Illegal in MA. (Shocker, huh?)
  3. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    NY and MA. Hooda thunkit. :rolleyes:

    Here (AZ) you are even allowed to have cops' impact weapons and "butterfly" knives. (I'm not sure about switchblades.) Not that I own any of these, but it's still legal.
  4. Frog48

    Frog48 Well-Known Member

    I had one of those as a kid. No idea if they're still legal here, but I'd hazard to guess that they're OK.
  5. ReadyontheRight

    ReadyontheRight Well-Known Member

    "Wrist Rocket" :) Still have one we keep with the camping gear.
  6. Autolycus

    Autolycus Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes: I am surprised they are still legal here in Illinois. Imagine children with those things. It could be dangerous and horrible. Someone could lose an eye. Or a kid could get shot because the officer thinks it is a gun. Or they could start vandalizing houses with them. The horror of it all.:rolleyes:

    I am sure that was the thinking that got them banned in the first place. Why do nanny states think about what others may do rather than what they do?
  7. bakert

    bakert Well-Known Member

    They're legal in Kentucky but not for any kind of hunting. In fact there is a paragraph in the hunting rules booklets put out by our Fish and Fame department that refers to this.
  8. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

    ANY slingshot is a felony in NJ. Even a forked stick w/ a rubber band.
  9. tegemu

    tegemu Well-Known Member

    Legal in the Gunshine State - Fla.
  10. gm

    gm Well-Known Member

    The wrist bracket makes it more deadly:rolleyes::D

    They are ok in Ohio.I might still have mine that I used to wreck havok on the local pigeon population,some 25 years ago.
  11. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    Isn't that where you mount the bayonet?

    :banghead: :barf: :banghead: :barf:
  12. SteelyNirvana

    SteelyNirvana Well-Known Member

    Legal here in NC.I picked one up at Wal-Mart last year.

    Brian Craig
  13. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    Wrist Rocket

    Well...Everybody knows that the wrist brace makes the things deadly accurate and much more powerful. With steel ball bearings, they can hit a man in the head at 200 paces, and can probably penetrate body armor. Some terrorist could possibly shoot down airplanes with a Wrist Rocket! America doesn't need sniper/anti-aircraft/cop-killer slingshots! Ban them all, I say! It's for the children! It's for the whales!


    Do the people who make up these ridiculous laws realize how completely silly they are being?
  14. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

    You laugh, but like most of the things I liked to play with as a child, these slingshots are pretty dangerous in the wrong hands. I used to do several miles a day up and down the railroad tracks zapping anything that looked like it might break or pop in amusing fashion.

    Around here, the railroad tracks are littered with small round iron balls about the size of the steel bearings they sell as slingshot ammunition, but I had a big shoulder pouch so I wasn't tied to the tracks if I needed to roam. :)
  15. dfaugh

    dfaugh Well-Known Member

    Not surprising here in NY....Read the rest of the applicable laws...pretty much ANYTHING that remotely resembles a weapon is illegal. (and I find itammusing that they mis-spell shuriken ("throwing stars").

    On the other hand, i don't think these laws are heavily enforced---I've "surrendered" my "butterfly" knives (carry one on each side) upon entering a federal building (forgot to leave them in the car), which are considered "gravity knives", and they were returned to me by the LEOs, upon leaving said building.
  16. gm

    gm Well-Known Member

    tuner, They are legends in their own minds.:D :D

    Imagine a sanitized "for the children" version out, its made of paper.

    I can still go down to the local store and get a sling-shot for me or my 9 yr old son,matter of fact, bought my sons first bb gun there.I guess in some states, Im a felon for doing that.How ridiculous indeed.

    All that is needed is parental supervision, not ridiculous laws.
  17. mike101

    mike101 Well-Known Member


    You beat me to it. I didn't realize it was a felony, though. :barf:
  18. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus


    Don wrote:

    >You laugh, but like most of the things I liked to play with as a child, these slingshots are pretty dangerous in the wrong hands.<

    heh...Pretty much everything that I played with at that age was dangerous.
    Firecrackers...M-80s...Barlow knives...Baseball bats...Mary Lou XXXXX...:evil:
    ...Red Ryder BB guns...and homemade slingshots were all menaces to the public on a given Saturday afternoon.

    "You'll put your eye out with that thing!":D

    Remind me to tell ya about all the trouble I got into with a homemade Biblical-type sling....aka "Goatherd's Sling." Talk about a weapon of mass destruction! Talk about range! WOW!
  19. Frog48

    Frog48 Well-Known Member

    You've got to be kidding? A felony? Thats just plain ridiculous.
  20. Travis Lee

    Travis Lee Well-Known Member

    It's only fun AFTER somebody loses an eye.

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