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What Happens if I Shoot Someone with a BB Gun in California?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jan 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is a crime in California if a person intentionally shoots a BB gun at another person, per California’s assault and battery laws. This holds true even if a person shoots at someone else and misses. Depending on the specific facts involved in the shooting, the shooter could be charged with: battery, per California Penal Code 242 PC, assault, per California Penal Code 240 PC, or assault with a deadly weapon, per California Penal Code 245(a)(1) The penalties for these offenses can include both extensive jail time and substantial fines.

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