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Old April 23rd, 2007, 11:34   #1
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Airsoft takes out an eye

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right down in our area too (actually, closer to Bloodsport's stomping grounds)

A few things wrong with the whole thing

9 year old involved
Apparently no supervision
Obviously no eye protection

10 to 1 says this was crapsoft from Canadian Tire or Walmart, but who knows.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 11:39   #2
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I guess the old "incapable of causing injury" issue is a non-starter now.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 11:42   #3
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"The parents had told the children they needed to wear goggles, but it didn't happen."
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"These guns aren't meant for children,"
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Pankow-Simrose urges parents not to allow their children to play with airsoft guns.
Phew, all things considered, that was a balanced article. More flak at the parents than anything else.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 11:43   #4
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Retarded parents.... "Hey Johnny, remember to wear protection glasses now, mmmmkay? Otherwise, I'm going to send you to your room."

Seriously, how stupid can you be letting 9 yrs old running around shooting each other without physically supervising?
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 11:52   #5
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Itís a shame when something like this happens, but is it not the parentís responsibility to watch over their children and make sure they play safe. This is an example of why children should not play with such things. Part of the reason I got into airsoft was because paintball fields were allowing 12 year olds to play and the parents would just sign the waiver and leave letting other people supervise their kids. WRONG. Also, I don't believe, and this is my opinion, that the shooting glasses are safe and think that full mask systems should be used.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:06   #6
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But people will only focus on the basic, not on details...

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which is similar to paintball but the gun fires plastic pellets instead of paint capsules.
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Joel's injury was so serious, he was immediately sent to an opthamologist at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina.
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These guns are dangerous and have to be used with extreme caution ... This type of injury from airsoft guns is something that has been concerning opthamologists worldwide."
With all that stuff going on concerning guns and war, killing spree in school... and stuff like that... people don't want anymore guns around them... They only see airsoft = guns = something bad.

That's the same thing for anything bad happen in some kind of sport... extreme or dangerous... people who don't know really what they are talking about only sees bad things, not good things.

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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:27   #7
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:34   #8
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I agree that the article was fair.

I'm just shaking my head again at the stupidity of parents. I'm a parent as well, and take my kids shooting with me and have been trying to instill the basics of safety and respect for the items (both airsoft and the real thing).

Ok, I've been drilling it into them harshly hehehe. I'll be honest.

It seems to work...my 6 yo daughter always gives me the look and the lecture when I point a "finger gun" in her direction
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:45   #9
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This has nothing to do with airsoft and everything to do with bad parenting.

One, the kids didn't listen to their parents when they were told to wear eye protection.

Two, the parents of any of those children were clearly not supervising the activity.

Three, the parents bought the guns (most likely Canadian Tire clearsoft) for their kids, when the kids are way too young to be allowed to use them.

I honestly don't understand why these younger kids don't start at laser tag when they're young, move up to paintball, and then move up to airsoft from there. That's what I did.
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Had to happen sooner or later, like a million monkeys banging away on a typewritter will eventually output Shakespeare.

Idiot parents didn't help the odds.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:52   #11
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Had to happen sooner or later, like a million monkeys banging away on a typewritter will eventually output Shakespeare.

Idiot parents didn't help the odds.
I actually read an article where somebody calculated the odds of that. Something like a billion monkeys would come up with one line, but the sun would go supernova long before it ever happened.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:55   #12
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Do kids not watch "Christmas Story" anymore?
HAHAHA, loved that movie.

As Russell Peters would say, "white parents ... PLEASE beat your kids"

Typical 9 years old comes home from school,
Mother- "Ryan! Go clean your room"
Ryan - "FCUK U BITCH!"
Mother - "What am I going to do with him?"

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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:59   #13
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Retarded parents.... "Hey Johnny, remember to wear protection glasses now, mmmmkay? Otherwise, I'm going to send you to your room."

Seriously, how stupid can you be letting 9 yrs old running around shooting each other without physically supervising?
Played with chinasoft when i was that age. Had block on block wars with them. Stop with the "think of the children11111" crap already.
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Itís a shame when something like this happens, but is it not the parentís responsibility to watch over their children and make sure they play safe. This is an example of why children should not play with such things. Part of the reason I got into airsoft was because paintball fields were allowing 12 year olds to play and the parents would just sign the waiver and leave letting other people supervise their kids. WRONG. Also, I don't believe, and this is my opinion, that the shooting glasses are safe and think that full mask systems should be used.
Actually YES IT IS. That's called being a parent.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 13:33   #15
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...his first reply says "is it not the parent's responsibility...?"
not "it is not the parent's responsibility."
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