Starting with the feds, are pellet guns even defined as firearms? Or does it totally depend on local and/or state regulations, and interpretations of those regs? I'm thinking about one to ward off rural coyote and other predators/pests with minimal risk to adjoining properties (5 acre parcels). Is there a difference between CO2 and pump gun with regards to regulations?
I know it may come down to who you ask, but I'd like to know any thoughts or experience from all of you. Also any recommendations as to make/model. And it needs to be a rifle, not pistol.
Thanks very much, lee