CO Police Department Targets Local Resident After Applying for a BB Gun Permit

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Grand Junction, CO –( Discharging a BB gun in the city limits of Grand Junction, Colorado (Pop. 50,000) is illegal.

In order to try to rid his area of an officially recognized invasive species, the Eurasian Dove which the State of Colorado allows to be hunted with no bag limit. James Shults requested a Discharge Permit to use a 30-year old Daisy BB gun to run the pest from his residence area and from neighbor’s areas with their permission.  

After inspection of Shults’ neighborhood by two separate police sergeants the Chief refused the permit as the neighborhood of single story houses is densely populated. Shults, a former National and , multi-state rifle champion and holder of many state and national records has no problem with the Chief’s decision, though he says “… it was sort of funny, of course it is densely populated, it’s inside the city.”

However, Shults noted that the Chief also sent copies of his denial letter to the Deputy Chief of Police, Grand Junction’s police Patrol Commanders and the city’s new high-tech 911 Center. Shults checked with his many law enforcement friends and contacts around the country and they confirmed he had indeed been targeted and flagged by the police and 911 center. According to Shults some LEOs (law enforcement officers) humorously chided him saying– “That’s what you get for trying to do the right thing.”

Shults says–”All this action for requesting a legal permit to discharge a Daisy BB gun in the city seems a little twisted. Am I now a terrorist to be watched by the full command of the Grand Junction police to include a flag on my residence by the 911 Center? I must be a very dangerous man armed with my Daisy BB gun; obviously a weapon of mass destruction.”

However, Shults gets serious when he compares this type of local targeting and flagging of citizens by the Federal government’s enforcement organizations to include the IRS, FBI, NSA, etc. and in his city. He has notified the Grand Junction City Council to modify this policy so that law abiding average non-threatening citizens do not appear on it.

Shults Says–”In my case, when a local citizen requests a legally designated permit for a BB gun and finds himself on city police flagged watch lists, it is sad, silly and serious. This practice is something our City Council should immediately investigate and eliminate and order citizen’s names removed from and certify that that has been done. The flagging exceptions would/could be citizen threats against officers, other citizens and property-but not interesting or non-threat contacts between the police and citizens as mine was.”

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14 thoughts on “CO Police Department Targets Local Resident After Applying for a BB Gun Permit

  1. sounds just like the good ol Grand Junction police! the`re just a bunch of brown shirt wannabe`s!
    one of their favorite things is to hassle folks for crossing the street without using the walk signal at the corners! as if folks can`t be capable of crossing the street on their own.
    I think they go outta their way to recruit these types off the bottom of the barrel! they just don`t seem to have ant interest in hiring anyone that don`t have an attitude against the residents around this place!
    I`ve been shook down by their finest several times just for walkin down the street and hangin out at my house without their permission!
    course when I tried to have done something about this they got to look into the matter theirselves n I`m sure you already know their finding! they just couldn`t see a problem with it, that`s just their procedure!!
    if I could afford to get outta this place, I`d be long gone!

  2. His mistake was seeking permission. He maybe should have discussed his intent with closest neighbors, let them know not to freak out, but other than that…

    Ignorance and intent of/on situations is a legitimate excuse, it’s the difference between first degree murder and manslaughter. He had no intent to hurt anyone, and was ignorant of the City ordinance, his neighbors knew and approved, who would have stopped him, much less flagged him? And if he got caught, he was ignorant, with no malicious intent, and no harm caused.

    & if some idiot would have called the SWAT team over witnessing him shooting an invasive species of birds, life probably wasn’t worth living at that point anyway if they did kill him, but they probably wouldn’t…

  3. They make the old Communist Soviet Union look like Libertarians ….. WHY was it we were supposed to kill Nazis and Commies?

  4. “I must be a very dangerous man armed with my Daisy BB gun; obviously a weapon of mass destruction.”

    People have got to realize that these WMDs are no laughing matter. I’m sure we’re all extremely grateful to Grand Junction’s finest for putting a stop to this madman. I know I’ll sleep easier.


    What a bunch of maroons!!!

  5. Normally it’s cheaper to go ahead & do whatever you want than to ask for permits & Zioturd permission. If the guy wants pest control, they need to tar & feather the azzholes who targeted this guy.

  6. Listen you all. You’re serfs from now on & you have to ask your Lord & Master even for permission to fart!
    So having a BB gun, no, no, no!
    Slaves have no right to be armed. They are slaves & they live by their Lord & Master wish!

  7. What would they do if he applied to a water baloon permit, or spitball permit? Or if he wanted to hurl a bad thought at someone? Terrorist!!!!!!!!

  8. ALL THE BELLS ARE RINGING,and they are all saying the same thing,GET READY FOR WAR IN AMERICA,but hey american idols on TV and the football games a tie,and my ol’lady’s pissed off cause we drank her beer,and ate all her pills,and now obama is bring in russian troops to defend america,from???or are they really here to defend america?LETS see he been trying to grab our guns,no bells there,OH,hes letting every company in america rob us blind,naw,OH,hes turned the banks into vaccume cleaners on out retirement accounts,and destroyed our freedom and constutitional rights,and janet created the NAZI EMPIRE of russian DHS,that ain’t nothing to get excited about,there here to help us cause our own military is gone,killing children in other countries,were setting um’ free,to go see god you know,and I guess everythings fine,OH well, heres to being unemployed for three years…


      Oh, that’s right. Your ‘uncle’ told you all about those mean ol’ Nazis, didn’t he.

      Try Bolshevik, bozo. It’s a hell of a lot closer to the mark.

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