Just read this local article, and had a little chuckle. Let me preface with I am not trying to belittle what these kids did, just that I think it's funny with what seriousness the AP gives this article. Boys Arrested In BB Gun Shooting Spree So when did BB guns become deadly weapons? I admit, I have never shot a BB or CO2 powered pellet at anything I didnt intend to harm (birds, rabbits, etc), but having had a BB hit me below the eye once...I can't agree that its any more dangerous than a paintball or airsoft round. I had a friend who, while paintballing, was not wearing his eye protection. He took a round to the eye and nearly lost the eye - I would imagine if it had been a BB it would have definately blinded him, but deadly? What's GT's thoughts on this? And just to be clear, again, I am glad these kids got what they got. Just curious to see what everyone thinks about BBs being "deadly weapons."