The Winchester Police Department would like to remind citizens, especially parents, of the dangers of carrying or displaying an air gun. Some air guns are exact replicas of lethal firearms in both appearance and weight and can easily be mistaken for real firearms. Manufacturers are going to great lengths to make these guns look like real firearms, from handguns to assault rifles. When officers encounter someone with a “gun” they have to make a split second decision. Is the gun real or is the gun fake?
It is a Class 3 misdemeanor for any person to discharge an air gun in the City of Winchester.