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Old August 11th, 2007, 13:30   #1
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Bus driver targeted
Two face charges in pellet-gun case

By CHRIS KITCHING, SUN MEDIA

Two men from rural Manitoba are facing charges after one allegedly used a soft air pellet gun to shoot a Winnipeg Transit driver and fire at dogs, pedestrians and street signs.

Winnipeg police said the passenger of a vehicle fired a plastic pellet through an open window at the front of the bus, hitting the driver in the upper body.

He was not injured, but police spokeswoman Const. Jacqueline Chaput said the incident could have had a more serious outcome.

"Had the bus driver been struck in the eye or the face it could have affected his driving and possibly resulted in serious injuries to passengers, motorists or pedestrians," she said. "I am not aware of the reason these individuals chose to behave in this fashion."

Some air guns are identical to firearms that shoot actual bullets, meaning the guns can be mistaken for the real thing, Chaput said.


Police said the bus driver was shot about 10 p.m. Thursday on southbound Pembina Highway near Stafford Street.

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City spokesman Terry Aseltine said about a dozen passengers were on board the bus at the time, but none was hurt.

There are about 20 incidents of assault against Winnipeg bus drivers each year. Security cameras will be installed in all city buses within two years, Aseltine said.

Police said the men continued southbound on Pembina and allegedly fired at people, dogs and other objects.

It is not known if any were struck because cops have not received additional reports.

Anyone who may have been a victim is asked to call police at 986-2877.

Division 16 officers apprehended the suspects south of St. Norbert with the help of RCMP.

The alleged shooter, an 18-year-old man from Morris, is facing charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. A 20-year-old man from Lowe Farm is facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The men cannot be identified because they have not been formally charged. They were released on a promise to appear in court.

Soft air guns are widely available and can be purchased for $25 to $200.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 13:35   #2
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Some air guns are identical to firearms that shoot actual bullets

This sentence is structured strangely. At first I read it as if they were saying they are identical to real firearms AND also fired actual bullets.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 13:41   #3
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wow, its like everybody wants to fuck us over eh? at the rate things are goin airsoft and pellet guns are gonna be ilegal, or ilegal to own without licenses... too many idiots playing around with them thinking they are some big "gangstas"
and giving everybody else a bad reputation by association with the guns
but it aint guns who kill/injure people for no reason... its idiots that do that
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Old August 11th, 2007, 13:44   #4
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Personally I wouldn't mind getting a license for Airsoft as it would weed out all the under 18's and such.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 13:50   #5
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Airsoft PAL would be nice...
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Old August 11th, 2007, 13:55   #6
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Personally I wouldn't mind getting a license for Airsoft as it would weed out all the under 18's and such.
true, but that would add unnecessary costs to the equation... FAC licenses cost upwards of 200 bucks alot of the time in canada... so that would kinda suck... unless they made one specifically for airsoft that you could get at 18 for not much money, but odds are that it wouldnt be cheap, because the government likes to fuck us over and squeeze every dollar out of us.

i mean, dont get me wrong, if your getting into airsoft, you gotta be use to spending money, but an extra couple hundred bucks for a peice of paper/plastic would really be a pain in the ass/wallet
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Old August 11th, 2007, 14:04   #7
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to ensure airsoft remains legal in canada and that i can purchase an airsoft rifle without serious worry of the future of it, id be willing to shell out an extra 100 + and im cheap too.
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yea, most people would, i prolly would too, i just dont like when they put restrictions on things i like... its like, they make you get licenses for replicas... whats next? though i do say it would be ALOT better than banning them alltogether
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lol, i guess i dont really have a solid opinion on this... kinda just balancing out the goods and bads (not the shooting, i mean the license idea)
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Old August 11th, 2007, 14:52   #10
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I already get my PAL and CORE for hunting and competition shooting so it's no big deal for me....
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it's no big deal for me....
true, but that dont help the other shitloads of people who aint got licenses, but w.e i aint gotta worry about it for another year at least, cuz im still just turning 17 in liek 2 weeks :P
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true, but that dont help the other shitloads of people who aint got licenses, but w.e i aint gotta worry about it for another year at least, cuz im still just turning 17 in liek 2 weeks :P
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It's probably why you like marilyn manson
ohhh, i got served? that cant be right :| lol, but yea, gotta love those freaky zombie-esque entertainers, they give me something to look up to i must remember to go scare some people some time dressed liek him in the sweet dreams video
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I'd get a PAL no problem, and it'd be worth the $100 if that allowed us to not have to worry about where we are getting our next rifle.
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I'd get a PAL no problem, and it'd be worth the $100 if that allowed us to not have to worry about where we are getting our next rifle.
who said it would definately be 100 bucks? where do you people get this figure head from? shit man, within the course of the next few years theres no telling how bad the guns laws could get
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