Milford park panel weighs BB gun request

Milford park panel weighs BB gun request

There are 15 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 9, 2009, titled Milford park panel weighs BB gun request. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Is a BB gun a firearm? That's the issue the Park, Beach and Recreation Commission is wrestling with, after receiving a request by local Scouting leaders to allow BB guns at a summer camp in Eisenhower Park.

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justsayno

East Rockaway, NY

#1 Mar 9, 2009
Absolutely no way should kids have BB guns in a public park.For starter some of them are pretty realistic in appearance.It would scare a person to see any person with a rifle in the park.Next reason is there is no conceivable they could pick up all the spent bb's so now we have small pellet that are shiny on the ground for any kids to find.Then there is the obvious accident that could occur and if the City approves this they are by that very action lined up for as an agent in a lawsuit.It is called the theory of deep pockets.One of the pockets lined up there does not need to be The City of Milford.Let the B S of A rent a range to shoot BB's and stay out of the public parks with these guns.
Norwalk_is_my_ho me

Purchase, NY

#2 Mar 9, 2009
justsayno your argument is pretty poor and biased against people not like you and the 2nd Ammendment.

First,it is a public park which means they are members of the community and they are entitled to use it the same as anyone else.
Secondly,they will be cordoned off from other park goers so they will not "scare anyone" or endanger anyone.
Third as George Carlin once said "Sometimes the kid who eats the most marbles does not get to grow up".Since this will be happening in a cordoned off area small children cannot wander in and eat BB's off the ground.Besides where are there parents?

The only part of your argument I agree with is that there is no way they can cleanup all of the BB's ,it is just impossible.They will have to periodically till the soil and sift it with screens to get rid of them.

Let the scouts have there area to shoot BB guns I see no harm in it.
BHL

Milldale, CT

#3 Mar 9, 2009
I agree with you Norwalk, parents are no longer responsible for their kids actions, we all are. If these BB guns are going to be used in a wooded area, lets see, 3 maybe a 4 year old might wonder into the woods, on his own, and eat BBs.terrible arguement there. Let the scouts use BB guns, I would rather kids learn how to use guns that way, under qualified adult supervision, then leaning how to use them with their friends. COMMON SENSE HERE FOLKS.
Obama

Danielson, CT

#4 Mar 9, 2009
They have archery class now, which is potentially more lethal than a BB. Let them do it, but set good controls over it. One strike and your out approach.
Constructionist

Bayonne, NJ

#5 Mar 9, 2009
Obama wrote:
They have archery class now, which is potentially more lethal than a BB. Let them do it, but set good controls over it. One strike and your out approach.
In todays PC climate it will never happen. When I was a kid we did these types of things but those days are gone - I predict this will not happen - wish it did though....
Come on

New York, NY

#6 Mar 9, 2009
Great, give them BB guns and they can blow out the windows of 65 more people's cars instead of using rocks.
justsayno

East Rockaway, NY

#7 Mar 9, 2009
Norwalk_is_my_home wrote:
justsayno your argument is pretty poor and biased against people not like you and the 2nd Ammendment.

First,it is a public park which means they are members of the community and they are entitled to use it the same as anyone else.
Secondly,they will be cordoned off from other park goers so they will not "scare anyone" or endanger anyone.
Third as George Carlin once said "Sometimes the kid who eats the most marbles does not get to grow up".Since this will be happening in a cordoned off area small children cannot wander in and eat BB's off the ground.Besides where are there parents?
The only part of your argument I agree with is that there is no way they can cleanup all of the BB's ,it is just impossible.They will have to periodically till the soil and sift it with screens to get rid of them.
Let the scouts have there area to shoot BB guns I see no harm in it.
Okay for starters this has nothing to do with gun rights.What a warped way of looking at this and that is being kind.I have been to some lovely parks in Norwalk perhap you would like a nice little shooting range there.By the way have you ever been to the park they want to use in Milford?It has heavily wooded walking trails and horse trails.It is obvious you have either not been there which makes you uniformed and over opininated or your a right wing gun nut who sees every argument against shooting as an affront to your so called constitutional rights to bear arms.
Santa Claus

Atlantic Beach, NY

#8 Mar 10, 2009
Are 'ya nuts?
You'll put yer eye out!
Yellow Journalism

Cheshire, CT

#9 Mar 10, 2009
Censorship... I find is slightly amusing that the many positive feedback pieces on this article were removed by someone. A newspaper censoring the public.... nice. Seems like there is an agenda here.
milfordite

Milford, CT

#10 Mar 10, 2009
Yellow Journalism wrote:
Censorship... I find is slightly amusing that the many positive feedback pieces on this article were removed by someone. A newspaper censoring the public.... nice. Seems like there is an agenda here.
you are the one with the agenda, or maybe are just paranoid. Can you count to 9 .... there are 9 responses posted here all numbered in order.

There is another thread on this same topic somewhere....
Obama

Danielson, CT

#11 Mar 10, 2009
Constructionist wrote:
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In todays PC climate it will never happen. When I was a kid we did these types of things but those days are gone - I predict this will not happen - wish it did though....
I understand your point, but they allow them now to run an archery class for not only Scouts, but the Rec. Dept. runs these same classes. How is shooting an Arrow safer than a BB. Please. Let them learn the proper handling of a weapon.
Raymond Massey

Greenville, NC

#12 Mar 10, 2009
But yet the question remains? There is no fire in an air gun, so why is it clasified as a fire arm?:-)
Obama

Danielson, CT

#13 Mar 10, 2009
Raymond Massey wrote:
But yet the question remains? There is no fire in an air gun, so why is it clasified as a fire arm?:-)
Ahhhh.....excellent point. You win a cigar! I see the anti-gun NUTZ are tagging our post with those juvenile symbols.
lynne

Hartford, CT

#14 Mar 11, 2009
Does the City realize the liabilty issues here? Milford bends over backwards for the Youth and look what we get - Girls who set a teachers hair on fire (last Year) vandalism everywhere, and now the incidents in West Haven and Milford with the rocks and cars. It is about time the City just said NO! Parents it is time you took care of your own children -
Back to the BB Guns -- Take them to a regular scout camp or firing range, not a city owned Public Park! Much too dangerous, and way too much Liability for the City. look what happened in Mass. when the 13 yr. old killed himself at a gun show.
How stupid can you get
Roy Roger

United States

#15 Mar 11, 2009
Not as stupid as you.

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