The following was cut npaste from the scotsman, can you believe that
a kiddie has been charged for assault with an airsoft? yep fine ok I'll buy that.
May not be injurious but its still technically assault so ok...
but the 'concerned mother' comment of
"I can't think of anything more dangerous than taking potshots at kids, as people have ended up being killed." is stretching credibility just a tad..
The next line about how kids get hold of 'weapons' so easily is surely fed to coincide with the current political line of further controlling and demonising airguns replicas and airsoft.
To put this all in perspective, when did the local bully make it into the papers after punching 7 people ? I dunno, with 'reporting' like this its no wonder that joe public thinks a kid can wander into a toy store buy a 'weapon' and perform a colombine style massacre.
Funny, when I was a kid, behaviour like this earned a clip round the ear or maybe the belt and a confiscated toy. Anyone else think criminal charges are a bit looney?
A SCHOOLBOY has been charged after seven children were shot at with a pellet gun.
The youngsters were playing in the grounds of a primary school when they came under attack. They were all hit with pellets from a BB gun but were not injured.
Police arrived on the scene and later apprehended a 12-year-old boy who faces seven counts of assault.
One mother said: "I can't think of anything more dangerous than taking potshots at kids, as people have ended up being killed.
"I can't imagine what the boy was thinking of when he was doing it. I'm told he borrowed the gun from a friend and it is frightening that people so young can get hold of weapons like this easily."
The incident happened at Burnfoot Primary School in Hawick on Sunday evening.
One child who had been hit with a pellet complained to the police and when the officers arrived at the school grounds they found another six had been shot.
Gun control means using both hands.
it doesn't say what type of gun was used. Airsoft, spring BB or even paint ball. Its a pretty safe bet ir wasn't an air rifle/pistol........the words "high powered" haven't been used
Perhaps the local police are still waiting for their 'expert' to tell them what kind of gun it was .
Prediction : -
Next week's news : -
Boy hit on ear with spit 'n' paper pellet from biro tube.
Police were called etc.... found that 14 pupils in each class had been hit...plainly wishing to intimidate...looked like a gun if held in certain way.....could have been shot at....found that this has been going on for as long as biros have been made...ban biros before someone gets badly hurt.
Reporting Scotland identified it as a bb gun firing plastic pellets...airsoft by another name
Gun control means using both hands.
the arrests for stuff like this is getting stupid
i used to spend hours with my mates as kids shooting each other with bb guns playing cops and robbers and was never a problem
these days we would get done for assult with a deadley weapon and impersonnating a police officer
the person playing the robber would be ok
police never catch them
this kid gets arrested and guns come under fire again and no doubt it will be in paper this week with his mum saying they should ban all guns, but you dont see the other kids parents whos daughter got stabbed at school with a pair of scissors calling for a ban on them do you.
guns have a bad name and allways will and its up to people like us to try and help others understand them and that if there were no guns then kids and criminals will find something else to use thats just as dangerous if used in correctly.
Point is these are NOT DANGEROUS espec when compared to cycles or skates ect. We send men to War and expect the Country to back the killing of hundreds of thousands but won't let children play with TOY guns
A police spokesman said "similar weapons used in the jungles of Borneo have been used to kill large apes, it's only a matter of time before we see a fatality in this country" , there have already been calls for all "Tubes" (the raw materials for a blowpipe) to be slit open and rendered safe.Originally Posted by arjimlad
Mrs Gladys Handwringer (89) said "Why oh why must we wait for hundreds of children to die before we ban these dangerous tubes"
Last edited by Born Again; 15-11-2005 at 12:09 PM.
Strange as it may seem, blowpipes ARE banned here.
We don't just send men to war, the youngest Seaman to be killed in the Falklands War was a mere 17 years old, hardly a man, still a young boy in my book, I just wish they would stand back and listen to the trade and the people who represent it, now these people are informed, and I am sorry to say the Police, well the vast majority that is, are clearly not.Originally Posted by stephen747
ex blue job
But if they weren't hurt to the point of Acual Bodily Harm then surely it is not an arrestable offence. This budding gangsters victims should sue him for common assault.
OTOH they probably got him under the Terrorism Act, drugged up on Tixylix or something ROFLMAO
Back in the 1950's at a school that I attended, there was a craze of making mini catapults from elastic bands looped together and put around two fingers. it quickly graduated from wet paper pellits (made by chewing blotting paper) to some bright spark, using small metal electrical staples. Most of us then used them. They could (if they landed the right way up) stick into a bit of wood. It ended when a friend of mine got one in the eye and he was blinded for life.
All that happened was that whole school got a lecture from the headmaster and a local copper and the practice was forbidden from then on.
There was no summons for the perpetrator ( he was as upset as the pal who got it in the eye.
It was a stupid accident that was caused by thoughtlessness on our part, because we were 11 year old kids who had just come through a war and thought that it was manly to fight and shoot etc. We also belonged to gangs and at any opportunity would fight each other., but there were rules that were followed and it had to be a fair fight.
OTOH, there were also youngsters around who carried knives and would use them to bully others. I was held at airgun point and shot in the stomache because I wouldn't back down. There was also a lot of bullying in schools, which is why a few friends and myself took up judo.
Everyone thinks that all these problems with youngsters are new. No way. It's been happening since before the Romans.
Originally Posted by robinghewitt
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When paypal find out it was a gun, you won't be getting anything back.
"Everyone thinks that all these problems with youngsters are new. No way. It's been happening since before the Romans."
Exactly how old are you Bobkat?
God help us if anyone robs a bank with a banana in a bag.
Can you imagine the screams of moral outrage and the clamour for the banning of gun shaped vegetables?
"Improvise, adapt and overcome."
I can count to potato.