Unfortunately it is the era we live in, or should I say, the error we live in. Coincidentally, I came across a 1958 Boys Life magazine in an antique store today and took a few picture of some advertisements of a bygone era that I found very amusing. They seem appropriate to share here in regards to this silliness about the over reaction to the deactivated grenade.
He would probably be considered a danger today
Check out the prizes for selling greeting cards (click to enlarge)
The good old days.........
A "pineapple" grenade would struggle to clear a normal sized room, you sometimes have to question the brain power of people who clear the entire school and the surrounding houses. Bit of poor judgement by the NWS police.
"The good old days........." indeed there were a few times when the police had to have a word with me because some street lights were shot out by an air rifle. Good old days, also the relaxed weapon laws before the horrible Port Arthur massacre.
School laws seem to be made up on whims and each facility is different from the next. It was in the paper awhile ago, I remember, that a grade school student was suspended because he had brought a GI Joe Colt action figure Colt 45 to show his friend-the school had a zero tolerance rule for guns. In another, a young girl was kicked out because she gave her girlfriend a couple of Tylenol for her headache-she was illegally dispensing meds. In some schools police have been called to intervene in children fighting and have tazered little kids(Not teenagers). It goes on and on.....wouldn't the previous generations be so proud...
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Air rifles, and fireworks ....... the Australian way, long past now but still the good memories remain.
To right Morris,only good memories of harmless fun remain mate.
I sold up during the amnesty as I could only see trouble and stereotyping of firearm owners ahead.
It was a most sad kneejerk reaction to Port Arthur,and that comes from a Tasmanian.