Good place to buy a slingshot?

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Looking for some place that has a good selection of slingshots.

I need one that will lob a golf ball 200-300 feet.

My neighbor has decided to use the neighborhood as his driving range and my back yard is full of golf balls - I know they are expensive and I would like to give them back to him. But I don't have the time to walk around the block.
 
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could always collect them and sell them by the basket load, otherwise a water balloon launcher will most likely get you in the range you are looking for
 
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UPS(or USPS whichever floats your boat) him all the gold balls back. Just make sure that the box is way too big and filled with packing peanuts.
 

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one piece of iron pipe and some M80's step 1 burry the pipe in ground at propper angle as to hit... correction "land near" neighbors house. step 2 drop lit M80 into pipe step 3 quickly put ball over end of pipe... be sure it is tight fitting. cover ears and prepare to giggle like a school girl....


in case you were serious : Slingshots are not legal to posess in MA so no stores in ma carry them. oh no is this going to bring up the slung shot sling shot legality question again...
 
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300 feet... a nice, soft 9 iron will do the trick... do you need much loft?

Or a trebuchet... I'll bet those are MA compliant!
 
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I found this after a quick search:

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter269/Section10

(b) Whoever, except as provided by law, carries on his person, or carries on his person or under his control in a vehicle, any stiletto, dagger or a device or case which enables a knife with a locking blade to be drawn at a locked position, any ballistic knife, or any knife with a detachable blade capable of being propelled by any mechanism, dirk knife, any knife having a double-edged blade, or a switch knife, or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which the blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches, or a slung shot, blowgun, blackjack, metallic knuckles or knuckles of any substance which could be put to the same use with the same or similar effect as metallic knuckles, nunchaku, zoobow, also known as klackers or kung fu sticks, or any similar weapon consisting of two sticks of wood, plastic or metal connected at one end by a length of rope, chain, wire or leather, a shuriken or any similar pointed starlike object intended to injure a person when thrown, or any armband, made with leather which has metallic spikes, points or studs or any similar device made from any other substance or a cestus or similar material weighted with metal or other substance and worn on the hand, or a manrikigusari or similar length of chain having weighted ends; or whoever, when arrested upon a warrant for an alleged crime, or when arrested while committing a breach or disturbance of the public peace, is armed with or has on his person, or has on his person or under his control in a vehicle, a billy or other dangerous weapon other than those herein mentioned and those mentioned in paragraph (a), shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two and one-half years nor more than five years in the state prison, or for not less than six months nor more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction, except that, if the court finds that the defendant has not been previously convicted of a felony, he may be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction.
 

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Do I read this correctly? Illegal to carry, but legal to possess?

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Rich


I found this after a quick search:

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter269/Section10

(b) Whoever, except as provided by law, carries on his person, or carries on his person or under his control in a vehicle, any stiletto, dagger or a device or case which enables a knife with a locking blade to be drawn at a locked position, any ballistic knife, or any knife with a detachable blade capable of being propelled by any mechanism, dirk knife, any knife having a double-edged blade, or a switch knife, or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which the blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches, or a slung shot, blowgun, blackjack, metallic knuckles or knuckles of any substance which could be put to the same use with the same or similar effect as metallic knuckles, nunchaku, zoobow, also known as klackers or kung fu sticks, or any similar weapon consisting of two sticks of wood, plastic or metal connected at one end by a length of rope, chain, wire or leather, a shuriken or any similar pointed starlike object intended to injure a person when thrown, or any armband, made with leather which has metallic spikes, points or studs or any similar device made from any other substance or a cestus or similar material weighted with metal or other substance and worn on the hand, or a manrikigusari or similar length of chain having weighted ends; or whoever, when arrested upon a warrant for an alleged crime, or when arrested while committing a breach or disturbance of the public peace, is armed with or has on his person, or has on his person or under his control in a vehicle, a billy or other dangerous weapon other than those herein mentioned and those mentioned in paragraph (a), shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two and one-half years nor more than five years in the state prison, or for not less than six months nor more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction, except that, if the court finds that the defendant has not been previously convicted of a felony, he may be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction.
 

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Do I read this correctly? Illegal to carry, but legal to possess?

Thanks,

Rich
Section 12 of that same chapter is relevant as well:

Section 12. Whoever manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or sells or exposes for sale, an instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as a dirk knife, a switch knife or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which the blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches or a device or case which enables a knife with a locking blade to be drawn at a locked position, any ballistic knife, or any knife with a detachable blade capable of being propelled by any mechanism, slung shot, sling shot, bean blower, sword cane, pistol cane, bludgeon, blackjack, nunchaku, zoobow, also known as klackers or kung fu sticks, or any similar weapon consisting of two sticks of wood, plastic or metal connected at one end by a length of rope, chain, wire or leather, a shuriken or any similar pointed starlike object intended to injure a person when thrown, or a manrikigusari or similar length of chain having weighted ends; or metallic knuckles or knuckles of any other substance which could be put to the same use and with the same or similar effect as metallic knuckles, shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months; provided, however, that sling shots may be manufactured and sold to clubs or associations conducting sporting events where such sling shots are used.
 

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No slung shots eh? Can I have in present tense?
A "Slung shot" was a sailor's home-made weapon: A piece of shot ( grape shot) woven into the end of a piece of rope ( or line, or marline, or whatever) to create a blackjack-like item, to be used in the same way. That's why it has been lumped into the language in that place.

"Slingshots" were a (AFAIK) deliberate mis-read of the statute to make them "illegal"

The non-gun weapon laws are as labrynthine as the gun laws. Ask the average Mass resident what the state law is on blade length for a pocket knife, and you'll likely get "Four fingers" or "Four inches".

All the martial arts stuff is illegal to carry, but you can buy it over-the-counter at martial arts stores....

An expended shotshell or casing is ammunition...must have an FID or better. No souveniers for the Boy Scouts when they some to the club.....

IANAL
 
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