Does anyone have any information regarding weapons assault charges with an air soft pistol. My son owns a spring loaded pistol (he is 18),, while he was at school and I at work a friend of his came over and decided to play around with his pistol. The friend accidently shot the mailman through the window. The mailman called the police the house was raided all the air soft guns were confiscated (3 pistols, and 1 rifle ) , the friend is in jail for assault with a weapon. Has anyone ever been charged with something similar,, and what are the chances they will lessen the offence charges?