NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh is experiencing what police are calling a significant increase in BB-gun incidents and related calls for service.
On several occasions, callers were reporting individuals who were pointing what they believed to be BB-guns at motor vehicles on city streets. Several of those individuals were believed to be juveniles and have actually fired at moving vehicles.
City police would like to discourage adults from buying those guns for kids and for any use in the city.
BB-guns and similar objects are restricted by city code, which states that: “No person shall use or discharge any firearm, slingshot, air rifle, BB gun or pellet gun within the limits of the City of Newburgh otherwise than in self-defense, the discharge or official duty or to prevent injury or damage to persons or domestic animals.” The code also states that “No persons shall carry or transport any firearm, slingshot, air rifle, BB gun or pellet gun within the limits of the City of Newburgh with the intent to use the same for any unlawful purpose.”