The regulations that apply to air rifles are analogous to the firepower that the rifle has. The more power it has the higher the likelihood that it will be banned or restricted. The air rifles of contemporary society are not as powerful as they were in the past when they were used for hunting or defense. There are numerous people who don’t consider the air rifle a serious weapon although, in the right circumstances, it can be. BB guns and pellet guns have been known to cause serious injury. An air rifle, like any other type of gun, requires a responsible touch. There are three fundamental ways that air rifles acquire power. They may use pneumatics, spring pistons, or carbon dioxide to propel the ammunition. Some have to be pumped or cocked before pulling the trigger while others may not.