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Is it illegal to shoot a slingshot within the City of Wilmington?

Amy Hotz
StarNews

Just because kids played with something back in the “old days,” doesn’t mean it’s a cute, “Mayberry” toy today. It’s against the city ordinances to shoot a BB gun or pellet gun in Wilmington.

Slingshots, however, get a little bit of a reprieve.

According to Section 6-7 of Wilmington’s City Code and Ordinances, “No person shall throw stones or use a sling or discharge gravel, marbles, shot or anything out of a slingshot, blow gun or other device or implement of like kind or character along across or upon any sidewalk or street.”

(Code 1962, § 29-3)

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One Response to “ Is it illegal to shoot a slingshot within the City of Wilmington?”

  1. On May 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm Billy wrote:

    A slingshot is also called a Juvember is southeastern NC, especially among the Lumbee tribe.