Pellet gun law draws debate in chesterfield, Missouri.

Chesterfield's City Council heard threats about lawsuits Wednesday night in…

Chesterfield’s City Council heard threats about lawsuits Wednesday night in a debate over a proposed ordinance to ban shooting pellet guns—or other such projectiles—at small animals, within 150 yards of a dwelling.

The council took public comment over the proposal, and delayed voting on the measure until the next meeting, in order to mull it over, the mayor indicated.

Many speakers before the council cited the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the right to bear arms.

But more cited the Missouri Constitution, saying it allowed individuals to protect their property, and firing a pellet gun in a subdivision with quarter-acre sized lots was part of that right.

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