Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Police, neighbors worry about realistic BB guns

They're " scary authentic".

Is the improper use of BB guns a problem? Yes.

Do we need a big dose of hyperbole? Probably not.

Finally, at the end: "I think the weapons are neutral. It's not the weapon that is an issue, it's who owns the weapon and is responsible for its use."



Frederick H Watkins said...

When I was twelve years old my Dad gave me a 12 guage pump shotgun and 500 rounds of shells. I would walk out of the house, down the street a ways and turn left out into the woods and plink and squirrel hunt. He often let me take his Remington Model 12 .22 rifle as well. Today, I don't think a twelve year old could do what I did without some apoplectic moron butting in, calling the police and causing a stir over basically nothing. And now the debate is over BB guns. Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

The same with ANY weapon. Anything can be a "weapon". Words, swords, knives, screwdrivers, hammers, guns, pots, pans. All these things are tools. Tools to be used to an end purpose: building a house; cooking a meal; forming and changing opinions; defense of self, family and all you hold dear and precious.

The right or wrong of any tool is in the right or wrong of its end use. A hammer can be used to build a house, or to take a life. Does this make the hammer bad? No. The right or wrong is in the user who weilds it.

Do not punish the tool or the 99% of users who use it constructively.

B Woodman