Pellet Guns – Use Them Lawfully – Not for Targeting Wildlife….or People!

The use of Pellet Guns for the wrong targets is very concerning. Over the last 9 months I have received complaints from four individuals about attacks on wild life along the canal, and the firing of guns in back gardens, aimed at wildlife & fences, this is of course a very dangerous practice in our sort of Urban Environment. Plus I am just hearing of a person that has been hit by a pellet here on Ashmore Park in the last week.

Obviously the Police have been informed of all these cases, but it is illegal to be firing a pellet gun at most birds and wild animals here in the UK.

There is a very important message here to owners of such weapons. Please you have a responsibility to ensure that you use these weapons legally and safely. If you don’t ….then perhaps you may just feel the full weight of the law.

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Wild fowl on the canal bank have been reported as being the target for illegal shooting.

If you are a Wednesfield North resident, and you have evidence that relates to the illegal use of Pellet Guns, please inform the Police or you can always inform me and I will of course report the matter.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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