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    saw a gun drawn while taking trash out

    > be walking outside sunday night 8pm with your trash cans, open carrying IAW 790 because you are at your home

    > walk out of garage, look left, see a man 2 houses down light jogging from house to road with a handgun drawn at a child standing by a car parked in front of the house

    >MFW

    >gunman approaches car and kid says, "don't shoot me with that thing" all nonchalant - they appear to know each other, assume it was an airsoft gun

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    In retrospect I wish I had let them know wtf it looked like was happening. If the wrong person had saw that someone could have george Z'd his ass with out thinking about it. I mean, there was no way to tell if that thing was a toy or not, and at THAT EXACT MOMENT IN TIME it was a 110% real gun. In my mind at that split second I was convinced I was about to witness a shooting.

    I will never let my kids play with airsoft guns when they're old enough, at least not outside of a designated airsoft/paintball field.

    There have been a couple times in my life where my stomach flipped upside down, once was when I saw an airman standing in front of a running jet's intake (right in front of it!) while it was idling, and the other was tonight.
    Last edited by Schlitz; 06-10-2012 at 11:46 PM.
    “The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.”
    [Miller vs. U.S., 230 F. Supp. 486, 489 (1956)]
    “There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of his exercise of constitutional rights.”
    [Sherar vs. Cullen, 481 F2d. 946 (1973)]

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    Damn!

    I definitely would have said something to him. There's stupid, and then there's stupid...

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    This illustrates how important it is to know what is going on before getting involved. I agree, this is why I am not interested in air soft, at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulld View Post
    This illustrates how important it is to know what is going on before getting involved.
    110%

    when you see a gun drawn on someone by a car in the street - for all you know they are stopping a kidnapping or something. don't get involved unless you 10000% sure you're right. be a good witness instead.
    “The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.”
    [Miller vs. U.S., 230 F. Supp. 486, 489 (1956)]
    “There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of his exercise of constitutional rights.”
    [Sherar vs. Cullen, 481 F2d. 946 (1973)]

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