Is it legal to hunt and kill rabbits on your property in city limits?
Nobody can answer that for you online. Your best bet is to look up local laws and ordinances.That said, the answer is hunting anything within city limits is almost certainly illegal with any kind of firearm, pellet gun, or bow and arrow, as most municipalities that I know of have city ordinances against the discharge of those sorts of weapons.Trapping might be legal, but again, you’d have to check. I’d also want to look into liability for accidentally trapping a neighbor’s cat, dog, or other wandering pet.Even if legal, you’d still have to have the appropriate permits and licenses, and observe the proper hunting seasons.There may possibly be exemptions if the rabbits in question are making pests of themselves. If so, you might or might not be allowed to perform the requisite pest control yourself (vs. hiring someone else to do it for you).But again: Checking for yourself, for your own area and circumstances, is the only way to know for sure.
Is it legal to shoot a pellet pistol in your back yard?
Each state will have different laws. Here is CaliforniaCalifornia Pellet Gun LawsEach city likely has different laws. Here’s mine,No rockets: Understandably, the city has a policy that firearms and projectile weapons are not allowed to be taken or fired through, across, on or within any city park or playground without permission. But did you know this includes a lot of things, from a slingshot to a rocket launcher? The list of items people are not allowed to use or fire in this manner include pistols, revolvers, rifles, guns, flare guns, paintball guns, zip guns, spring guns, air guns, BB or pellet guns, rockets, rocket launchers, rocket-propelled projectile launchers, slingshots, wrist rockets, bow and arrows, crossbows and compound bows.I can’t do what?: Wacky Chico lawsSo do your due diligence.
Is it legal to shoot a B.B. gun in city limits?
It really depends on both your state and your city/county. Many states have their own laws with regards to BB and Airsoft guns. For example, in the state of California you cannot carry or fire a BB gun in a public place, including even your own front yard with street access. Your back yard is fine as long as there is no unrestricted public access and you have a layout that provides zero chance for stray shots that may leave your back yard.Some states also require that your BB gun be limited to a maximum feet per second velocity, such as 280fps. Exceptions are often available for higher powered BB guns at Airsoft ranges and other specialist shooting sport zones.Like California, in many states you may not fire or even brandish a BB gun in public parks, school grounds, public streets etc.Many of those state laws also require that the gun does not resemble a real firearm, such as a replica 1911, unless those guns have both an orange tip and are predominately colored in a lame bright orange, bright green, yellow, bright red, pink or purple.There are websites with the laws for each state, but they aren’t kept up to date very often. That’s why it’s always best to first check with your local Sherrif’s dept to be certain. The fines can be huge, especially on 2nd or 3rd offenses.
Is it okay for an 11-year-old to use a B.B. gun in their backyard in Sacramento, California?
No, it would be illegal for an 11 year old to use a BB gun in Sacramento.From Sacramento Municipal Code:It is unlawful for any person to carry or use any air gun for the purpose of discharging or from which are or may be discharged bullets, shot or missiles of any kind within the city limits, except in licensed shooting galleries. The provisions of the preceding section as to the use of firearms shall not apply to peace officers in the discharge of their official duties and using reasonable care, nor to persons using firearms in necessary self-defense, or in a careful manner for the purpose of destroying noxious animals upon land owned or occupied by them.