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Toy Guns in Russia…

As I walked the dog today. I was thinking of what huge society differences we have from America to Russia. Many of these society differences would not have been a difference 30 to 40 years ago in America. The one difference that stood out today was children and toy guns…

When I was a child having a toy gun was fun and normal. If you did not have a toy gun you used your fingers and made a gun from them. You shot each other and everything…

Strange now to think back and remember 20 to 30 kids all in a Cowboy and Indian fight. Everyone wanted to be Cowboys and no-one wanted to be an Indian!

I watch the children in Russia and little boys will have toy guns. They will carry their toy gun in the mall, at the grocery store and running around the playground. That toy gun is part of life just as it was part of my life in America as I grew up. I watch gun fights between 10 or more kids in Russia and they all fall down and die the same as we did in America. Fast to the ground and back up shooting with an unlimited supply of bullets. We never stayed dead long and the air was full of – I shot you, you are dead! You missed, was the return answer… 🙂

At my era of growing up it was a dream of many little boys to have his first BB gun. At 12 years old I worked hard delivering newspapers on a bicycle everyday, right to everyone’s front door. That money bought me my first Daisy BB gun and that was my pride and joy!

I have read multiple articles following this theme of kids and guns in America. It seems to me as time has gone by we Americans have lost many important parts of our culture and life. Freedom is the word I think of over incidences pertaining to situations exasperated over toy guns. {These are an example of a case like hundreds that you can find surfing the Internet, (Link- Here) (Link-Here).}

So as I watched a group of boys and girls here in Russia today playing the equivalent of Cowboys and Indians in a past America. I was saddened by the change of time that I see in America, which has taken more and more memories and turned them to dust in the wind…

What do you think would happen if a kid carried a fake assault rifle in an American mall? Is the kid psychologically imbalanced? Does society have to be protected from every aspect danger? Is zero tolerance correct?

In Russia no one pays attention… (Yet)

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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