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  •  I didn't buy airsoft for a number of reasons (2+ / 0-)
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    My kid has been shooting the 22 since he was 5. The golden rule is never point it at a human being. He can make lego guns all he wants, things that actually shoot a projectile we treat as guns.

    They leave little plastic pellets all over which eventually get washed into storm drains, down rivers and streams and out into the sea to float in huge plastic islands of garbage  or clog up the gills of filter feeding fish.

    Toys and guns are different and I don't like to blur the differences.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 05:14:12 AM PST

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    •  Airsoft pellets, unlike actual bullets (0+ / 0-)

      are biodegradable.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:44:43 AM PST

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      •  Actually very few are, you have to buy special (1+ / 0-)
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        biodegradable airsoft pellets. Real amo is made from lead, steel, and copper, all naturally occurring materials.

        How big is your personal carbon footprint?

        by ban nock on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:56:39 AM PST

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        •  And lead, used even for "sporting purposes" can (0+ / 0-)

          still cause lead poisoning.

          Remember when every shotgun used shells still shooting lead pellets? I have to hope that I would have gone a different route if I had been smart enough to have a solid understanding.

          There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

          by oldpotsmuggler on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:12:49 PM PST

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