Growing up, everyone had a BB gun

The Sept. 28 Review had a front page headline error. Was it for sensationalism or just a mistake?

The Sept. 28 Review had a front page headline error. Was it for sensationalism or just a mistake? The headline stated in large bold type, “Fake gun is seized”. When you read the story there was no fake gun, it was a legal non-firearm, nothing fake about it — a BB gun. Did the police really refer to this as a ‘fake gun’? It is not a fake gun nor a replica gun. Completely legal to own. A toy used by millions of kids over the past 100 years. A BB gun shoots a small round projectile at a very low velocity through a smooth bore activated by a spring compressing air.

When I was growing up every kid I knew had at least one BB gun.

Dennis Sorensen, Brentwood Bay

 

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