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Old October 8th, 2008, 20:57   #1
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Local kid brings bad attention to airsoft

Boy arrested for shooting pellet gun
by Castanet Staff - Story: 42344
Oct 8, 2008 / 4:27 pm



It was a painful wakeup call for a young Westside boy.

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg with an ‘airsoft’ gun Wednesday. The shooter was a 13-year-old boy who was playing with the gun while they were waiting at a school bus stop.

Constable Steve Holmes says the 12-year-old was struck with a plastic pellet.

“It did not penetrate the boy’s clothing, but did cause minor swelling. The airsoft gun was brought to school where it was eventually confiscated by school staff. Police were called and seized the airsoft gun,” says Holmes.

He says the 13-year-old was initially arrested for assault with a weapon.

“When he was interviewed by police, it was clear that the young man was remorseful for his actions. As he has no history of being in trouble, police are looking at pursuing the matter through restorative justice.”

Holmes says this is not the first time an airsoft gun was taken to a school and a student injured.

“Police are reminding students not to bring these kinds of things to school as the temptation to show it to others is too great and, as in this incident, trouble can result. Police are also asking parents to be cognizant of their children’s use of these guns and to be in control of where they are kept.”

He says airsoft guns are made mainly of plastic with some metal parts, and some look like real firearms.

“Though most airsoft guns in Canada are made from clear plastic with bright orange muzzles to differentiate them from real ones, they are not toys and can still be dangerous if not handled properly. Most airsoft guns employ a spring loaded pump system that can propel a .12 gram plastic pellet to a velocity in excess of 300 feet per second. This can easily cause minor injuries or possibly more serious permanent ones such as the loss of an eye.”
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Old October 8th, 2008, 21:03   #2
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This can easily cause minor injuries or possibly more serious permanent ones such as the loss of an eye.”
No, this just can't be....if they can cause the loss of an eye...that is causing bodily harm and that would make them NOT replicas.......it just CAN'T be true......

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Old October 8th, 2008, 21:04   #3
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hahaha fuckin RCMP.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 21:11   #4
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I wonder if it was clearsoft or actual airsoft that was the cause of the shooting.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 21:18   #5
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I've never looked at Canadian Tire or Walmart, but are there age warnings with Clearsoft on the packaging? How did a 13 year old buy one? (unless it was bought for him / given to him).

More reason why the age limit restrictions are a good idea.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 21:21   #6
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Heres another incident in Oshawa.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 21:23   #7
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I've never looked at Canadian Tire or Walmart, but are there age warnings with Clearsoft on the packaging? How did a 13 year old buy one? (unless it was bought for him / given to him).

More reason why the age limit restrictions are a good idea.
There are age restrictions of clearsoft, as well as bb guns and pellet guns...some say for Ages 10 & up, others say 12&up...most I've seen is 16&up...and that was for a 495fps break barrel pellet gun. They don't check for ID.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 21:33   #8
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at walmart, they get an alert that beeps if you buy anything paintball or airsoft related, it prompts the cashier to ask for id, of course mommy and daddy will be there to purchase it for them tho
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lol assault with a weapon
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Old October 8th, 2008, 22:15   #10
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lol assault with a weapon
If I stab your hand with a pen, I'll likely be charged for assaulting you with a 'weapon'.
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anything that is use as a weapon, is a weapon
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anything that is use as a weapon, is a weapon
anything used to cause the body harm is considerd a weapon.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 23:27   #13
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exactally you bit someone with your teeth it's assault... bit someone with false teeth it's assault with a weapon LoL
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exactally you bit someone with your teeth it's assault... bit someone with false teeth it's assault with a weapon LoL
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I'd assume that it's probably clearsoft, considering the weight of the BB is measured in .12 grams.
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