Appropriate gun for a 12 year old... NERF
they don't look like real guns.. and even the most irresponsible misuse won't hurt anyone.
anything else, Pellet , AS would need to be under the direct supervision of an adult.
of course there are differences in expected indoctrination to guns between urban vs rural location.
At the end of the day.. the parent decides what is right for their kid, and also takes responsibility for all uses, intended or otherwise. Frankly it's no one else's business.
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