Batman and His Daisy BB Gun
I have a Red Ryder BB gun, a replica of the model made famous by the cult movie, ‘A Christmas Story,” about the protagonist, Ralphie, who dearly wanted that very BB gun for Christmas.
I like bats because they eat bugs. I even put up some bat houses intended to attract them.
Before I say anything that can be used against me in a court of law, I want to pose some questions for my readers.
— Are bats a protected species on some government list?
— If, hypothetically, a bat gets inside one’s house, is it lawful to kill it?
— Is it lawful to discharge a Red Ryder BB gun inside one’s log cabin?
— If one finds a bat that is, hypothetically, in a deceased state as a result of a mortal wound inflicted by a well-placed BB, for example, is there any risk to one’s septic system if one flushes the deceased creature down the toilet?
They call me Deadeye because I’m such a sure shot. Rather, I should say, if, hypothetically, I was to shoot my Red Ryder in my house, I might be a good shot. Just sayin’. It is a matter of positive self esteem and optimism about success if I did someday lawfully discharge a gun such as a BB gun.
I won’t write any more on this subject until my questions above have been answered. I’m just wondering about hypothetical situations so that I can act responsibly and within the constraints of the law if ever faced with a situation involving bats inside my home.