Sun, Nov 6, 2005, 3:52am firstname.lastname@example.org (Greg G.) spoketh so:
Funny you should mention that, and stupid that I didn't think of it, but
when I worked as a mechanic (many years ago), ball bearing guns were...
well... sort of a sport around some shops. Various designs like the one
you mention were occasionally seen.
Then again, I don't think I could have grabbed all the paraphernalia
needed and got it hooked up in time to rescue anyone...
True, you'd have to have a compress air tank to be reasonably
mobile with one. For some reason, I was thinking of having the
compressor inside, and already hooked up.
Forgot to mention before, I'd start documenting this on video,
before taking any direct action. But, I wouldn't put that off to talk
to the neighbors first. I'd start with that first, then talk to them.
It's hard to do much with "his word against your word". But, if you get
that far, it's very hard to dispute taped proof. Unless you opt to move
- if it was me, I'd probably consider that - you've pretty much got to
get along with your neighbors. That doesn't necessarily mean talk to
them, and be buddies - I don't talk to any of my neighbors, unless we
see each other in the store or something, but we at least wave when we
see each other. So, I'd try to keep it friendly, if possible, and keep
the tape in reserve. I do not think I'd want to show it to any of the
neighbors. I think I'd keep it, and if absolutely necessary, turn it
over to proper authorities, and let them show it, if things get that
far, and need be. I'd start low level, and work up, maybe eventually
getting with some of the city and/or county officials.
A viable option might be an electric fence around your garbage
cans. We got a dog level electric fence, but it didn't work welll. So,
we looked more, and found one rated at pets for the bottom level, up to
cattle. Works like a charm. If you don't believe that, you're welcome
to come up and grab outs. LOL Or, the BB gun option. Mine is a
Powerline, Model 15XT, C02 BB, by Daisy - 15 shot, semi-auto. Got mine
at Wally World, for around $30-35 if I recall right. It'll sting a dog,
but not "hurt" them. I wouldn't want to do anything to wound a dog, so
my next level up would be lethal. But, my first step would definitely
be to immediately start documenting this stuff on tape, no matter what
my next step would be.
If it ain't broke, don't lend it.
- Red Green