I witnessed a shocking scene in a nearby park, today. The faint of heart should tread carefully.
I was at the park with my boys, playing on and around some playground equipment. One boy shows up with some toy guns. Not just a few toy guns, but an entire arsenal. He had pistols, cap guns, and what looked like an assault rifle that went 'ratatatatatat' when you pulled the trigger. Shocking!
But as shocking as that was, it gets worse. This boys started passing his guns around to other kids, including my son, and they started shooting at each other! Pointing guns at each other and saying 'bang bang', I got you! Shocking!
But as shocking as that was, it gets worse. The boy had an older man with him, what looked like his grandpa. Grandpa has two pistols and begins slinking around the playground like an evil villain straight out of an old western. The kids started shooting at him, and he started shooting back. He would wander off, hide behind a shed, and then approach from another way. Again, bang, bang, I got you! Shocking!
What is this world coming to when little boys and grandpas can play with toy guns in a public park. Haven't they studied up on their PC behavior!
But by golly, they sure looked like they were having fun. You could cut the imagination and excitement with a knife.