Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Other Weapons > Bean Bag Shotguns

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-24-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6
Default Bean Bag Shotguns

Can I legally own a bean bag shotgun in Texas? I would like to be able to use it as a non-lethal weapon/deterrent against intruders. Would this be a useful weapon against intruders and how do you convert a shotgun to this?



__________________
AlphaCat is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-24-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 9,887
Liked 2547 Times on 1338 Posts
Likes Given: 192

Default Bean bags

There is nothing in the Penal laws of Texas that prohibit bean bag rounds. There is nothing to do to convert a shotgun to fire bean bag rounds. Remember, you are shooting a weapon that is still considered deadly. Even with the bean bag rounds you would still have to justify using deadly force. Bean bag rounds are not "Non-Lethal", they are less lethal. They can kill (or cause serious bodily injury) (the standard in Texas for a deadly weapon).

IMHO If you can justify shooting a person with a firearm, shoot them with a firearm. Shoot them in a manner that is most likely to stop the behavior that is threatening (Center of mass). Shoot them repeatedly if needed. Shoot them until they alter their behavior (begin cooling to room temperature).



__________________
robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2007, 09:47 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JoeLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 64
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

robocop is right,shoot a man with a beanbag you just may end up holding rattlesnake's in your hands.

__________________
NEVER KICK A SKUNK
JoeLee is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2007, 04:31 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SabreArms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 82
Default

I had the same thoughts a while back. But Robocop and Joelee are right. In this day and age you are pretty much forced to stay away from less lethal force. If you were to injur someone you could be liable for a civil lawsuit that will ruin your life. It is a shame but the criminals (bad guys and lawyers) brought it on themselves. So I scrapped the bean bag idea.

__________________

"An Army is a team; lives, sleeps, eats, fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is a lot of crap." George S. Patton

www.sabrearms.com
www.sabrearmsairsoft.com

SabreArms is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
youth shotguns cut em General Shotgun Discussion 11 07-03-2009 08:24 PM
Mr Bean dragunovsks The Club House 13 02-20-2009 09:53 PM
shotguns mrogers2 General Shotgun Discussion 3 09-22-2007 07:19 PM