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To: SittinYonder

If two or more kids had similar full sized handguns I probably would have been more willing to assume they were on their way to go target practicing or that they were actually playing cops and robbers.

The fact that just one of them had a gun and he was letting the other kids examine it made me think that he had his dads gun, without permission of course. The one thing that they had going in their favor was that they didn’t make any effort to conceal it until the ‘owner’ tucked it into his belt beneath his T-shirt and they all rode away on their bikes.

Working against them was that the sun was behind them which obscured my vision and that it was a full size weapon. The other three kids live up the street from me and they are normal guys. The gun ‘owner’ was a new kid to me.


23 posted on 06/24/2007 10:38:08 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Check out this website for the National Veterans Coalition http://www.nvets.org/)
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To: B4Ranch
Our kids and their friends frequently have "Airsoft wars" in the woods across the street from the house or sometimes in the yard, but we don't allow them to play with them just any time. They fire little plastic balls that could do damage to the eye (they also sting like he!!). So they only get them out and play with them when everyone playing has protection on their eyes.

There are also a couple of Airsoft and/or paintball fields set up where you pay to play against others or for a group to rent or whatever. We've never used those, so I don't really know how they work.

Airsoft, IMO, are not very good for cops and robbers type playing, though I know a lot of kids do use them like that.

27 posted on 06/24/2007 11:14:24 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: B4Ranch

The fact that just one of them had a gun and he was letting the other kids examine it made me think that he had his dads gun, without permission of course.

Or that he was a kid showing off his toy, sheesh, you must live in a bad neighborhood to be so negative.


36 posted on 06/24/2007 5:37:57 PM PDT by Shimmer128
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