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Bread, The Universal Weapon

Posted by Mike - Retired From Airsoft on April 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM



I once listened to a fellow parent tell me that they would never let their kids have any kind of toy gun or weapon. Shortly thereafter I proceeded to watch her four year old turn his slice of bread into a gun and make unmistakable gun sounds. I did everything I could to keep the grin off my face but failed miserably. That kid, was a victim of genetics.


On almost a weekly basis groups of men from pubescents to grandpas, congregate to shoot each other in simulated death matches in forests, deserts, and carefully constructed arenas across the globe. Are these individuals crazy? I am sure many mothers and spouses would think so. However, research suggests that as men we are born with a hunter/protector gene that gently prods us towards weapons play, practice, and proficiency.


Guns are the most prevalent weapon in our society, kids naturally turn to them first. It is nearly impossible to avoid guns in the news, media, entertainment and in some cases, the dinner table. The most successful entertainment launches of all time have been video games involving guns and simulated combat. You'd be hard pressed to find a young adult or teenager with access to a gaming system who hasn't burnt the midnight oil playing Call of Duty or something similar. 


Fortunately, for all of us there is airsoft. It is the greatest combination of weapons play, realism, and excersize we can all get without having to potentially take a 7.62x39 round to the bread basket. With airsoft, we get to play with big-boy toys and think we are pretty darn cool looking as we do so.


So the next time someone asks you why you play airsoft, just tell them that sliced bread is just no longer cutting it.




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8 Comments

Reply MR AWESOME
2:50 AM on April 7, 2012 
mike i dont have to tell you what you already know but your a GENIUS!!!!!!!!
Reply Kundi (Roger)
11:32 PM on April 7, 2012 
I started airsofting with my boys because they were interested in guns and mom did not want gun in the house. Hence, a compromise. They have learned respect for guns, police and the military. All good things. Moreover, it has been a great thing to bring us together and strengthen our relationships. Dads, get out and play with your boys. They don't want to hear you love them, they want your time. Airsoft is a great medium for spending time together.
Reply Gramps
1:28 AM on April 8, 2012 
Very funny. While reading this I remembered how hard my parents tried to keep my brothers and I away from play guns, with guns etc. I remember one year for Christmas my parents gave my younger brother and I some building blocks and cars as a gift....we promptly glued the blocked together and made multiple guns out of them....and turned the cars into grenades....amazing how many metal pieces come off of one of those little Match Box cars when added to with a fire cracker. I think that is when my parents realized they lost the war on that thought process.
Reply Wonder Bread
7:18 PM on April 9, 2012 
Thats not how I got my name but hey it works.
Reply Chix (Sam)
6:26 PM on April 14, 2012 
so true! my parents always joke that i was born into the wrong family because no body else in the family likes guns
Reply big_C214
2:32 PM on April 22, 2012 
lmao good one bro but that gives me a idea who chooses the ocations of teh events ??? i need to talk to them for a few otehr places to be
Reply Mike - Retired From Airsoft
11:26 PM on May 18, 2012 
My son, almost two, used a coat hanger as a gun the other day. He was saying "Shoo, shoo."
Glad I had written this entry previously, helped me to understand my own crazy kid. And I don't brandish any guns in front of my young kids. I am hoping he was thinking it was like the squirt gun we got a week prior.
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