Parents & Teachers


BB Guns

BB guns can kill a person. High-velocity BB guns, which have muzzle velocities higher than 350 feet per second, can increase this risk. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that about 4 deaths per year are caused by BB guns or pellet rifles.

Many people do not realize that BB guns, especially high-velocity guns, can cause death. Therefore the CPSC warns that children under 16 years of age should not use high-velocity BB or pellet guns. And, like firearms, these guns should never be aimed at another person.

Safety Links On This Topic

Sources: The safety tips in this section were compiled from the following great internet resources: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (