December 26, 2003
the infamous .21
I saw Jack's rifle today. It's a Crossman .177 pellet gun. The "attachment" he spoke of is a CO2 cartridge, so that he doesn't have to pump the gun. I don't know where he got the .22 and .21 from.
I own one almost exactly like it, and I've used it numerous times to knock squirrels out of my bird feeders and run cats out of my yard. (Pump 10 times for the squirrels-- that equals a dead squirrel. Pump five times for a cat-- that equals a cat with it's ass on fire as it runs away and never comes back.) When you fire it, the rifle makes a very quiet "thumff!" noise, so you can shoot it off your back porch without attracting a lot of attention.
I have no idea what Jack is going to do with that kind of gun. Hell, he'll probably put his eye out if I'm not around to mentor him.
Didn't you mention dragging a Dad out and whipping him for not teaching his boy about guns? Grab Dad first, then go mentor Jack.
The city I live in recently passed an ordinance that outlaws EVERYTHING, including "blow-guns". Now how's that for ZERO tolerance.
You can get busted for a pea-shooter.
Oh no.....don't tell me you hate cats.
I like the squirrels. Gotdamn birds keep stealin' their food, though. That squirrel feeder keeps the cats purty well fed by the nuisance birds, as well.
Now Jack has his own gun when you take Quinton and Jack to learn how to use them and target practice.
That gun is now a prized possession because of your influence. Teach him well, Acidman.
Teach him how to keep it from Hillary and especially Kiley, too.
You can take my daughter shooting also, I learn a healthy respect for weapons, what my Dad didn't get to teach me, the drill sergeants did.
I tried to raise my daughter the same way only I quit. The last time I had her on a range she nearly blew my face off. OK mistakes happen, but the fact that she still thinks it was funny was reason enough not to go there again
I have constucted a clever "bird feeder" (actually a cat feeder) having sufficiently class walls and a glass ceiling. That way the birds cannot escape before my cat can get them. The cat feeder more than halves my expenses for cat food.