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    Re: Boy expelled for air soft guns in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    What wrong with playing with it in the front yard? Kids all across the country do that.....
    Really? Well, maybe I don't understand what an airsoft gun is. I understand it shoots plastic pellets using compressed air. If you hit someone in the eye with one, can you blind them? If you can, then it has no business EVER being aimed at a human being. Nor being shot anywhere someone could accidentally get hit with it.

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    Re: Boy expelled for air soft guns in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You SAW my mom??
    That's hilarious.

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    Re: Boy expelled for air soft guns in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Really? Well, maybe I don't understand what an airsoft gun is. I understand it shoots plastic pellets using compressed air. If you hit someone in the eye with one, can you blind them? If you can, then it has no business EVER being aimed at a human being. Nor being shot anywhere someone could accidentally get hit with it.

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    Me too!

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    Re: Boy expelled for air soft guns in yard

    Part of me can't stand these zero tolerance polices...part of me can't blame school administrations for them when our sue happy, "it's always the authorities fault", society caused them to come into existance by raising hell anytime a school administrator made a decision that someone felt was unfair about their "special little snowflake".

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    Re: Boy expelled for air soft guns in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Really? Well, maybe I don't understand what an airsoft gun is. I understand it shoots plastic pellets using compressed air. If you hit someone in the eye with one, can you blind them? If you can, then it has no business EVER being aimed at a human being. Nor being shot anywhere someone could accidentally get hit with it.

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    Me too!
    Maybe I'm missing something but it seems obvious to me that Maggie is speaking as a mother and talking about rules she'd place on her kids, not as a citizen proposing we ban or otherwise control these kind of toys with laws.

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    Re: Boy expelled for air soft guns in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Really? Well, maybe I don't understand what an airsoft gun is. I understand it shoots plastic pellets using compressed air. If you hit someone in the eye with one, can you blind them? If you can, then it has no business EVER being aimed at a human being. Nor being shot anywhere someone could accidentally get hit with it.

    Sometimes I think I'm in the Twilight Zone.

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    Re: Boy expelled for air soft guns in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Air guns in many states are now considered firearms by definition.
    Wow- I'm really glad I live in Texas.
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    Re: Boy expelled for air soft guns in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something but it seems obvious to me that Maggie is speaking as a mother and talking about rules she'd place on her kids, not as a citizen proposing we ban or otherwise control these kind of toys with laws.
    True enough, and that is what I read also...However, this case the school took action I think outside their jurisdiction.
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    Re: Boy expelled for air soft guns in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Part of me can't stand these zero tolerance polices...part of me can't blame school administrations for them when our sue happy, "it's always the authorities fault", society caused them to come into existance by raising hell anytime a school administrator made a decision that someone felt was unfair about their "special little snowflake".
    That certainly is a problem, too.

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    Re: Boy expelled for air soft guns in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Really? Well, maybe I don't understand what an airsoft gun is. I understand it shoots plastic pellets using compressed air. If you hit someone in the eye with one, can you blind them? If you can, then it has no business EVER being aimed at a human being. Nor being shot anywhere someone could accidentally get hit with it.

    Sometimes I think I'm in the Twilight Zone.
    Ok I'm not saying it's ok to point at a human. I thought you were saying it was a problem they were playing with it in the front yard. Granted when I was a kid we used to have airsoft fights all the time, granted we wore protective clothing and eyewear.
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