Don’t ever question kids or young adults when it comes to gun control. That’s what we’re constantly told by the media and especially by the kids/young adults. Here’s an example of exactly why their opinion shouldn’t always be taken as gospel.
A group of kids in Stamford, Conn. were arrested Sunday evening for staging a mock shooting inside the lobby of a movie theater — you know, as a “joke.” Local law enforcement didn’t find the joke that funny. The children/young adults ranged in age from 10 to 16 years-of-age.
According to CBS 2- New York:
Five children ranging in ages from 10 to 16 were arrested and face both criminal charges and potential school disciplinary action after police say they used toy cap guns to stage the mock attack in Stamford, reports CBS2’s Tony Aiello.
Police say three members of the group had noisy toy guns and fired them in the theater while shouting “everyone down” before fleeing the theater.
Officers were said to have responded to the scene as if the situation was of the active shooter variety.
“The response from patrol is full-blown lights and sirens,” said Sgt. Joe Kennedy.
Police told CBS 2 the fake guns used by the kids were mistaken for real ones.
It’s one thing for kids to play “cops and robbers” in their own yards, but the society we currently live in limits that “old school” type of play to kids’ own residence. Playing with cap guns and the like in a public forum — like a playground — can now almost certainly guarantee the involvement of actual police action.
The fact that a fake mass shooting seemed like a good idea to these kids makes one think that maybe, just maybe, we shouldn’t be taking Second Amendment or gun control policy advice from a demographic that mentally haven’t matured yet.