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Police issue citations for two children who allegedly pointed toy gun at passing cars
The Patriot News ^ | May 28, 2013 | Jeffrey A. Johnson

Posted on 05/29/2013 4:57:38 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA

Two children were cited by police for disorderly conduct on Monday after they pointed a toy gun at several passing cars, according to West Shore Regional Police.

A 12-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were involved in the incident, which occurred around 6:30 p.m. in the first block of Market Street in Lemoyne, police said.

The two children were found by police walking in the 300 block of South Front Street in Wormleysburg after someone called police and reported the incident.

Several vehicles were slowing and stopping as the children pointed the plastic gun in the direction of approaching cars.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; pa; secondamendment
I guess the days are over for playing games like Cowboys and Indians, Cops and Robbers or War. The person who called the police is the one who should have been arrested, and the officer that cited these kids with disorderly conduct needs to learn to talk to kids instead of giving them records.

BTW, this occurred in a very low crime area.

1 posted on 05/29/2013 4:57:38 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: ConservativeInPA

Begs the question: Are toy guns legal or not?


2 posted on 05/29/2013 5:01:41 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

My first “toy” gun was a real junk .410 single shot with a wooden dowel driven down the barrel and welded shut.

I used to guard prison inmates working in the field right up against our yard.


3 posted on 05/29/2013 5:02:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

oh for God’s sake


4 posted on 05/29/2013 5:04:42 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Pennsylvania.


5 posted on 05/29/2013 5:04:53 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: cripplecreek
I used to guard prison inmates working in the field right up against our yard.

Me and my sidekick used to guard the mail, accompanying the Postman on his rounds.

6 posted on 05/29/2013 5:05:35 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: ConservativeInPA
The days are over when a song could have a lyric like this:

From This Is All I Ask

Beautiful girls walk a little slower when you walk by me
Lingering sunsets stay a little longer with the lonely sea
Children everywhere when you shoot at bad men shoot at me
Take me to that strange enchanted land grown-ups seldom understand

7 posted on 05/29/2013 5:07:29 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: luvbach1

Only if registered are toy guns allowed.


8 posted on 05/29/2013 5:08:07 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Which why I have tinted windows! Then again, parents need to teach kids the proper way of play...but playing Cowboys and Indians sure was fun as a kid!


9 posted on 05/29/2013 5:14:54 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Be grateful they didn’t send out a SWAT team to shoot them!


10 posted on 05/29/2013 5:14:59 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Thank goodness they were not walking the family dog at the same time....the dog would have been shot and the kids cited....


11 posted on 05/29/2013 5:19:02 AM PDT by nevergore
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12 posted on 05/29/2013 5:21:30 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

This wasn’t tolerated by parents around here even in the 1960’s anymore than throwing rocks at moving vehicles were.
Kids needed to learn to respect others and their property, drivers don’t need the distractions. Playing Cowboys and Indians or wargames between themselves, no problem.


13 posted on 05/29/2013 5:26:50 AM PDT by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

What? They didn’t need to wait until they were fired on twice?


14 posted on 05/29/2013 5:34:26 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I love a pithy response as much as the next man but the police involved should be sacked. End of. They clearly lack the perception and judgment that are vital especially in a life-threatening situation.


15 posted on 05/29/2013 5:38:26 AM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: BCW

Playing Cowboys & Muslims is even more fun and more current.


16 posted on 05/29/2013 5:54:29 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: cripplecreek

I used to play ‘Army’ at my friend’s house. He had closets full of toy guns to choose from. As I got older, I realized that these ‘toy’ guns were quite real...I mean valuable relic type real. I have no idea why his dad (who was a history teacher and fascinated with war relics) let us run around with them.


17 posted on 05/29/2013 6:21:11 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew
I have no idea why his dad (who was a history teacher and fascinated with war relics) let us run around with them.

I think gun safety attitudes have changed considerably over the years. Today people are pretty picky (Wisely) about a finger on the trigger unless you plan to pull it but looking at photos throughout history shows lots of fingers on the trigger for photographic purposes.
18 posted on 05/29/2013 6:31:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: elcid1970

19 posted on 05/29/2013 6:41:17 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Pardon me:

The person who called the police is the one who should have been  arrested  laughed at, and then slapped (hard) !

20 posted on 05/29/2013 7:09:48 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: ConservativeInPA

Low crime area or not you DON”T point a gun , toy or not, at a passing car . Today is a lot different than the fifties when I grew up and it might well be a real firearm being parents are so damned stupid nowadays.Kids could have pointed at the WRONG car and would be dead now.


21 posted on 05/29/2013 7:18:31 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: muawiyah
Good morning.

At least they didn't arrest them...

Be grateful they didn’t send out a SWAT team to shoot them!

...or shoot their dog.

5.56mm

22 posted on 05/29/2013 7:58:18 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: ConservativeInPA

When I was a little tyke I played with toy guns so much, that if it was back then like today...I’d still be in jail.


23 posted on 05/29/2013 8:34:44 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ConservativeInPA

A few years ago, I was getting out of my car at a convenience store, when out of the corner of my eye I saw what appeared to be a rifle suddenly thrust out the window of the car beside me, and pointed directly at me. I instinctively grabbed it, and snatched it away from what turned out to be a small child. It was a realistic looking toy gun. I was so embarrassed. I immediately gave it back, apologized, and told the kid he shouldn’t point it at anyone. His mother saw the whole thing from inside the store. When she came angrily flying out of the store I thought I was toast. Nope, she tore into the kid verbally and physically. I doubt he was ever stupid enough to point a toy gun at anyone again.

I’m surprised at the number of FReepers who think it’s a good idea for kids to point toy guns at passing cars, and equate that with the responsible way children used to play with guns before the idiots took control. They’re probably the same people who equate throwing water balloons off an overpass at cars in the interstate with throwing water balloons at each other in the back yard.


24 posted on 05/29/2013 9:10:40 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Ladysmith

I agree. In this day and age how is anyone in a car supposed to know if the gun is real or a toy? What if one of the driver’s thought they were going to be shot and defended himself? Then what?


25 posted on 05/29/2013 9:22:34 AM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ignoring the safety issues, I’m shocked we were allowed to ‘play’ with these guns, because they had to have been valuable.

Some of them were either a flintlock or cap kind of setup, and we loved to play with that mechanism. Some were lever action, and we would play with that and pull the trigger. Some must have been lever pump air rifles, since we would stick the barrel in the ground, to get a plug of dirt...and pull the trigger to make a puff of dust. A few were revolvers, and we loved pulling the trigger and turning the cylinder.

This collection today...had we not abused it playing army...would probably be very valuable today.

Back to the safety issue...I have no idea if these were functioning guns...but I suspect they were. They didn’t seem modified in any way...they were just old. I guess my friend’s dad was confident that a 6 year old couldn’t get ammo for an old lever action rifle.


26 posted on 05/29/2013 11:28:14 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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