I already talked to the police chief.....I have a right to protect my birds on my property.....trust me the last thing i "want" to do is kill my friends dog. If I lived where you do if probably use a smaller gun....that one just happens to be always loaded....and not for critters......remember there was a meth house across the street last summer......my cats pretty much kill all the small critters around here.
I actually wouldn't mind getting a nice pellet gun though could be handy.
Rights don't go for any value here. This is a very closed minded NIMBY community that moved to the country and made the country go away.