No Heed to The Man

Nice day in the neighborhood, so I decided to make today one of my two mile walk days. I was treated to kids riding all manner of unregistered motorized vehicles through the neighborhood, and a couple of other neighborhood kids playing with a pellet gun in the backyard, which is in flagrant violation of Township ordinances.

This would probably horrify most of our opponents, but except for the one kid who’s trigger discipline and backstop choice I wanted to correct, I wanted to go shake their hands and congratulate them for taking a stand against the man, and not allowing themselves to be pussified and lobotomized by our zero-tolerance-as-well-as-brains school system.

There are probably antis and other related busybodies who’d be calling the cops more often than George Zimmerman around here, but I’m glad to see kids trying to get away with a little old fashioned, somewhat dangerous, and just a bit illegal fun. It gives me hope for the future.

7 thoughts on “No Heed to The Man”

  1. And at least they are out there, instead of inside sitting in front of the teebee or computer eating junk food and filling their arteries with plaque and cholesterol. They are actually outside in the air getting some exercise. On the kids back stop issue, you might wanna try giving them an old truck mudflap sometime and telling them how it makes a really cool thwapping sound when it gets hit by a pellet and some instruction on building a frame for it.

  2. Why did you feel the need to reference George Zimmerman in your post?

      1. Sebastian, I doubt that you or anybody else would find your George Zimmerman reference all that funny if you lived in Sanford, Florida – George Zimmerman’s hometown. This is simply because the
        crime rate in Sanford, Florida
        is rather quite bad. Here’s a quote from the link I submitted:

        With a crime rate of 69 per one thousand residents, Sanford has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 14. Within Florida, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sanford.

        I had to research what I now know about the crime rate in Sanford, Florida completely on my own – no thanks to the mainstream media. The mainstream media made sure to mention that George Zimmerman had called 911 about 50 times over the span of a year when they first started reporting on this shooting death of Trayvon Martin, but they never bothered to mention just how rampant the crime is in this small city of just 53,000 people. I would say that this was a deliberate ploy by the mainstream media to smear George Zimmerman as a “busybody” or a wingnut type who repeatedly called 911 over trivial matters, like when the neighbor’s cat digs in your flower garden, or when some kid walks across the grass on your front lawn. When you get the whole picture on the crime rate in Sanford, Florida as I have though, it’s easy to understand why George Zimmerman more than likely had good reason for dialing 911 each and every time that he did so.

  3. First, I found out that pellet guns (both CO2 and spring launched) are treated exactly like firearms under state and county law – no shooting them within 500 feet of any building or public road. Then I found out that Nerf guns, using springs to launch a projectile, fell under the same law. Then I found out that squirt guns are supposed to be regulated the same way. And spray bottles (Lysol, Windex) and pump bottles (soap, hand lotion) and aerosol canisters (cool whip, shaving cream).

    But as far as I can tell, no laws against the trebuchet. If somebody could just design a gun that launches the projectile by means of a lever, rather than expanding gas or a spring, it would be unregulated in my state.

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