Here I want to discuss what the rules on using and having slingshots are in your country. I'm from the Netherlands and not many people know that all types of slingshots are forbidden in the Netherlands. (only using special small slingshots for shooting bait for fishing is tolerated). The dutch weapon law knows 4 levels of weapons. source dutch wikipedia <br><br>Category I. non-firing arms. carrying them is NOT allowed without any exceptions.<br>Examples: ballistic knifes, blackjacks, nunchaku's, brass knuckles, imitations firing arms ánd <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_arrow.gif" alt="Arrow" longdesc="19"> slingshots<br><br>Category II. having and using is only allowed for selected government authorities and a select group of specialized collectors.<br>Examples: automatic fire-arms, pepperspray, tasers<br><br>Category III. possession is allowed with a license, and is regulated with strict rules.<br>Examples: weapons for hunters (hunting itself is also strictly regulated) weapons for sporting shooters and weaponcollectors<br><br>Category IV. Allowed to have at home, but carrying and using in public is forbidden. And are completely not allowed for persons under 18. Examples: épée, swords, small batons, crossbows, paintballguns, harpoon, alarm signal guns, air pressure guns (unless the resemblance to real fire arms is really big, then it's again category I, a imitation)<br><br>For ammo counts the same category as the weapon it belongs to, but that won't be a problem for steel balls and pebbles <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>I actually have to admit that slingshots are the ideal weapon for people who want trouble, like hooligans, vandals and anarchists. They are easy in use and making, easy to hide, ammo can be anything and if they are strong enough even deadly. Apparently it is not seen as a sports weapon.