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  •  Whether "real" or "rubber" bullets (1+ / 0-)
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    the fact is that somebody did get shot --- as nearly happened when a kid dropped a "gun" at a basketball game in Utica, NY and then pointed it at two police officers who confronted him, as described in my diary about the incident.

    Thankfully, in that instance it was "only" a BB gun, and the officers managed to talk the boy into dropping the gun --- so nobody actually got "shot." Someone tried to argue in the comments that maybe the boy was 'just having fun.'

    That diary also linked to this story about a 10 year old boy who was killed at about the same time as a result of being shot with a pellet gun:

    FRESNO, CA -- A 10-year-old Fresno County, California boy is dead after authorities say he was shot with a pellet gun while riding his bike in the Tollhouse area.

    The shooting happened near Hidden Hollow Lane and Quail Mountain Lane. Authorities say the boy's death was the result of a tragic accident after the boy was killed by a playmate who fired a pellet gun.

    Family members attempted to save the boy before emergency medical crews arrived at the scene. The boy was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, but did not survive the wound inflicted by a weapon that many consider to be a toy...

    Full story with video:

    California boy, 10, dies after being shot with a pellet gun

    Yeah. Fun with guns, in or around schools. What could ever go wrong?

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