Nonsense! Why, when I was 12 years old we used to run around at 10pm pointing realistic-looking guns at cops on stakeouts all the time! They just chuckled and said, “Kids...” (/sarc)
Me too. Never saw the cops, though. I grew up in the boonies, sort of.
Some nights we’d be out WAY past midnight. Heck, we used to go camping without any parents when i was 12. We didn’t bring toy guns, either, we brought our real guns. And fishing poles. And matches. Sometimes we’d steal a can of beer, too. Nobody ever thought to bring an opener, though, so we’d usually just end up shooting it off a stump in the morning.