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Pellet guns are not toys

December 6, 2013

If you’re still shopping for the children on your Christmas list, we have a suggestion: Cross off pellet guns that look like real firearms. They are not toy....

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MrBoB51

Dec-06-13 10:52 AM

How about the Christmas Police butt out of our business here in hunting country and you save that crap for the urban tribal thugs. Should we stop buying your nanny newspaper because it LOOKS like a real one???

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Insane

Dec-06-13 11:57 AM

I agree a pellet gun or BB gun is just that a gun to be used by kids and young responsable adults. Its a great gift to get someone involved with the sport of shooting.

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Pards13

Dec-06-13 1:00 PM

It is a great way to learn how to use a gun the right way. It is a shame that there are bone heads out there that ruin it for the rest of us.

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Annarondac

Dec-06-13 1:12 PM

This is truly making sissies out of kids. Good Grief, we were running around with bb guns and pellet guns at 9 and 10 shooting all sorts of stuff. Leave the kids alone and let the parents take care of them.

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TiredOfTax

Dec-06-13 2:03 PM

Pellet guns can kill. I had one as a youngster and was able to kill birds and small animals easily. They are not toys. Weak BB guns do teach children to shoot and about gun safety, sure there is danger but that is where the proper supervision should come into play.

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drugsrus

Dec-06-13 4:57 PM

Didn't anybody ever watch "A Christmas Story"..... Geez..... BB and pellet guns have been a part of growing up in rural areas almost forever, and believe it or not folks Fulton and Montgomery counties are all rural areas .... the rest is what ToT said.

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rschweizer

Dec-06-13 9:41 PM

MrBob, hunters dont use pellet or BB guns that this editorial refers to. You know that; it's just another attempt at you classifying all guns in the same category so you can moan when the state says they want to take them away.

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rschweizer

Dec-06-13 9:55 PM

Insane, your comment makes no sense. You say it's something for kids and young responsible adults. WTF? How can you categorize the two in the same category: how many kids do you know that are responsible as a young adult?

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drugsrus

Dec-06-13 10:43 PM

swizzer, gun safety needs to be taught at a young age. My son was shooting at 5 yrs. old. I was a NRA sharpshooter at about 12. Spent lots of nights at Pine Tree Rifle Club's indoor range. Crawl back in your hole, Skippy

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MrBoB51

Dec-07-13 7:11 AM

Well rs, BB guns and pellet guns are tools so if you have a tool kit..you know, screw drivers, hammer etc., get rid of them. Every one is a potential murder weapon. Think chainsaws! Oh wait, you can use those tools without putting someone in danger? You were taught how to use them correctly? Oh, it's ok now, right? Anna you're right; what a bunch of sissies, so afraid of tools. I've carried a pocket knife since I was a kid and NOT ONCE in over 50 years has it crawled out of my pocket, opened itself up and attacked somebody. People like you rs and others, who try to put life and decision making skills into inanimate objects are the problem, not the objects.

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MrBoB51

Dec-07-13 7:41 AM

Rs, if and when the STATE decides they want to take my guns away, take my word for it, there will be no 'moaning' involved. Just a sigh and the sound of lock and load. Do YOU have the courage of your commitment? I do. Do you want to be one of the Brown Shirts who are charged with confiscating peoples guns or, like a true lib, would you rather continue to hide in your cellar and demand somebody else do the dirty work you desire? I'm so tired of you liberal girlybois trying to be relevant instead of an embarrassment.

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usedtolivethere

Dec-07-13 7:56 AM

anyone surprised that TOT killed birds and small animals easily when she was a kid?

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TiredOfTax

Dec-07-13 10:09 AM

I just heard that LiberaL democrats want to ban the use of L or the number 7 as if it is laid on its side it looks dangerously like a gun. You know like the toaster pastries or the sketches children make...

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TiredOfTax

Dec-07-13 2:53 PM

Anyone surprised that used has nothing constructive to say? Not me! Never has anything but a gripe! But on the BB gun issue liberals shouldn't own one as they must be trained to use them. It is far too dangerous for a coward to learn. Fear is a severe limitation.

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usedtolivethere

Dec-08-13 7:36 AM

Anyone surprised that TOT has nothing constructive to say? Not me! Never has anything but a gripe! King of the gripers calls me out for griping! How ironic. Now, how about the king of the liars?

Sep-09-13 6:33 PM I am done... with posts to YOU! You have proven you ability to stay off topic fighting in every post... you are not worth my effort

She gets worse all of the time

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MrBoB51

Dec-08-13 9:13 AM

Fear is a great motivator too. For example usedto and most every lib that posts here, embedded in their discourse, they will tell us exactly what they fear without realizing it. They can't help it because equivocation, deception and outright drive-by falsehoods presented in passing as facts always give away their motivations. Ever notice this peculiar headline "SUV involved in...blahblah..accident or "SUV runs over pedestrian"...same as guns, SUV's are imbued by liberals with powers reserved for Humans. Their motive is getting rid of both out of some misplaced fear.

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usedtolivethere

Dec-08-13 9:17 AM

Bobbi, you babble on and on and on and...

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TiredOfTax

Dec-08-13 11:37 AM

The thing you need is a dictionary Used, that way it becomes real, by knowing the meaning of words you will understand the topic much better... keep trying though sweetie... it gets easier with some help and knowledge.

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drugsrus

Dec-08-13 12:10 PM

usedto, you have three(3) posts on this thread and have yet to add to the conversation. Nobody told which side you are on yet???

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TiredOfTax

Dec-08-13 1:11 PM

Ever use your head or is it a hat rack?

FAWN GROVE, Pa.— The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a 10-year-old boy who was suspended under a school zero tolerance policy for shooting an imaginary “arrow” at a fellow classmate, using nothing more than his hands and his imagination. Johnny Jones, a fifth grader at South Eastern Middle School, was suspended for a day and threatened with expulsion under the school’s weapons policy after playfully using his hands to draw the bowstrings on a pretend “bow” and “shoot” an arrow at a classmate who had held his folder like an imaginary gun and “shot” at Johnny. In coming to Jones’ defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys have asked Rona Kaufmann, Superintendent of the South Eastern School District in Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania, to rescind the suspension and remove all references to the incident from Jones’ permanent school record.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror

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usedtolivethere

Dec-08-13 1:14 PM

drugs, and you have 3 also with no contribution...your point would be? And c'mon bobbi, Johnny Jones? Please

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drugsrus

Dec-08-13 1:41 PM

well usedto, as I red my posts -#1 was an opinion - #2 answered your pal swizzer and #3 was the question to you. You are not doing well at sniping -- better to not post

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usedtolivethere

Dec-08-13 2:23 PM

still no contributions...especially your opinion

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TiredOfTax

Dec-08-13 3:32 PM

I just read where Obama's approval ratings are so low that the Kenyan people are now claiming that he was born in the USA.

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laker88

Dec-08-13 5:33 PM

I have no problem with teenage years being the minimum age for a pellet/bb gun...but the problem is will parents step up, demonstrate the importance of gun safety and the responsibility that goes with it...they are not toys. The same goes with a teen driving a jet ski...yes, they take a course which hopefully gets across they are a motor vehicle and not a toy. But again parents need to get involved in driving that point home.

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