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Response to Arizona Roadrunner (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 02:57 PM

8. Not sure this meets GD standards, but some good may come of it...

 

Any child given a BB gun should receive instruction in safe and ethical use (to include dropping the arm if told to do so by LEO), not shooting at bottles (often, BBs bounce of glass, and in any case, leave a eco mess greater than shooting cans), and sparing wildlife.

I was raised on and near several acres of woods, and we roamed the woods as "hunters." This isn't wise in typical urban and suburban settings, given the panic over and culture war with armed civilians. Above all, don't give out a BB gun to a child with no instruction, and assume there is an inherent margin of safety.

Incidentally, the technologies and number of companies (esp. in Europe) which make "airguns" has increased tremendously. Some airguns are quite suitable for clean-kill hunting, and can cost as much as a conventional rifle.

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