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Re: Are BB guns legal in Cyprud?

Postby Maximus » Sun May 28, 2017 12:05 am

Get Real! wrote:Air guns are legal... you can apply for a license if you're over 18, but its illegal to use them in residential areas but I wouldn't worry too much about firing one at a pigeon or a cat because they're hardly audible and probably nobody would notice.


Are you referring to the type that fires those lead 'shuttle cock' type pellets? those ones where you cock the barrel to pump it ith pressure?

You dont want to fire that at any animal because it will probably kill it.

He just wants to 'slap it' with a plastic BB. This wont have enough energy to penetrate the animals skin.

Water is a good one though, just get a hose with a gun attachment that shoots it over distance. Cats hate water, if you soak it with water it probably wont come back and its harmless to the animal.
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Re: Are BB guns legal in Cyprud?

Postby Maximus » Sun May 28, 2017 12:16 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:It's illegal to fire them at cats. You should be reported! :evil:


Its a non lethal type of bb gun that he is talking about to protect and defend his cat against teh neighbourhood bully.
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Re: Are BB guns legal in Cyprud?

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 28, 2017 12:19 am

Maximus wrote:Are you referring to the type that fires those lead 'shuttle cock' type pellets? those ones where you cock the barrel to pump it ith pressure?

You dont want to fire that at any animal because it will probably kill it.

He just wants to 'slap it' with a plastic BB. This wont have enough energy to penetrate the animals skin.

Water is a good one though, just get a hose with a gun attachment that shoots it over distance. Cats hate water, if you soak it with water it probably wont come back and its harmless to the animal.

Those stray cats spend half their life in dumpsters tearing through garbage making a mess in streets and the other half in your back yard spraying, urinating, crapping, vomiting, scrapping tree trunks, and digging holes in your soil.

That may be OK with you but not with me, so I couldn’t care less if it dies.

Like I said… vermin is vermin.
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Re: Are BB guns legal in Cyprud?

Postby Maximus » Sun May 28, 2017 12:27 am

Get Real! wrote:
Maximus wrote:Are you referring to the type that fires those lead 'shuttle cock' type pellets? those ones where you cock the barrel to pump it ith pressure?

You dont want to fire that at any animal because it will probably kill it.

He just wants to 'slap it' with a plastic BB. This wont have enough energy to penetrate the animals skin.

Water is a good one though, just get a hose with a gun attachment that shoots it over distance. Cats hate water, if you soak it with water it probably wont come back and its harmless to the animal.

Those stray cats spend half their life in dumpsters tearing through garbage making a mess in streets and the other half in your back yard spraying, urinating, crapping, vomiting, scrapping tree trunks, and digging holes in your soil.

That may be OK with you but not with me, so I couldn’t care less if it dies.

Like I said… vermin is vermin.


I feed the cats that stay around my apartment block which keeps them out of the bins. Plus they keep the court clean of other vermin like cockroaches and mice.

They have all been spayed.

If you get ride of one group of cats, another group will move in. They are very territorial and will fill any 'free' territory very quickly.
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Re: Are BB guns legal in Cyprud?

Postby Maximus » Sun May 28, 2017 12:36 am

Cats dont shit where they eat so why dont you leave a little food out for them.

Befirend one or two and let them hang around in your yard. They will keep the other cats out. Just train those one or two that you have befriended not to scratch your trees. You can make or get a scratching post for them and your problem is sorted for good.
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Re: Are BB guns legal in Cyprud?

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 28, 2017 12:37 am

Maximus wrote:I feed the cats that stay around my apartment block which keeps them out of the bins. Plus they keep the court clean of other vermin like cockroaches and mice.

They have all been spayed.

If you get ride of one group of cats, another group will move in. They are very territorial and will fill any 'free' territory very quickly.

That's the magic word... you don't have a garden.

Those of us who *do* spend a tremendous amount of time and money in our gardens so we get really pissed off when strays come along and mess up our pride and joy.
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Re: Are BB guns legal in Cyprud?

Postby Maximus » Sun May 28, 2017 12:38 am

read my reply above,

Befirend one or two cats to act as your 'security gaurds'.
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Re: Are BB guns legal in Cyprud?

Postby Maximus » Sun May 28, 2017 12:39 am

Your problem is also your solution.
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Re: Are BB guns legal in Cyprud?

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 28, 2017 12:42 am

Maximus wrote:read my reply above,

Befirend one or two cats to act as your 'security gaurds'.

It’s people like you feeding them that’s causing garden owners the problem.
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Re: Are BB guns legal in Cyprud?

Postby Maximus » Sun May 28, 2017 12:45 am

Get Real! wrote:
Maximus wrote:read my reply above,

Befirend one or two cats to act as your 'security gaurds'.

It’s people like you feeding them that’s causing garden owners the problem.


Not really, its you creating your own problem. :lol:

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