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    Is this child endangerment? What if it had been a real gun is that child endangerment?
    Should he have been arrested?

    An Ohio dad was arrested after police said he posted a photo on Facebook of himself holding his baby daughter and a BB gun, Fox 19 reported.

    Domonic Gaines, 22, was charged with child endangerment. Police told the station that the close proximity of the child to the gun in the photo is cause for concern. It was initially believed that Gaines was holding an actual handgun in the photo, according to earlier reports.

    Gaines was in court on Monday and called the incident a misunderstanding. He was playing with the gun while visiting relatives, WLWT.com reported. His attorney said Gaines' ex-wife saw the photo and alerted authorities, the report said.

    "What had happened was he had his nephews over, as well as his daughter, they were all playing. He was playing with a BB gun with his nephews. His brother walked in and wanted to take a picture of him with his daughter, he incidentally happened to be holding the BB gun in the picture," Andy Schoenling said, according to WLWT.com

    Wilson Dykes, the baby's grandfather, told the station that the issue has "been blown out of proportion."
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    I don't know if it's child endangerment, but it's sure classy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I don't know if it's child endangerment, but it's sure classy.

    hahahaha. My thoughts exactly. Were I his ex wife, though, I would probably use such a photo to keep him the heck away from my child via the courts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    hahahaha. My thoughts exactly. Were I his ex wife, though, I would probably use such a photo to keep him the heck away from my child via the courts.
    Seriously? Over an airsoft gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Seriously? Over an airsoft gun?
    Seriously. His ex must feel the same, since she is the one who alerted the police. ROck on, good Mama!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Seriously.
    Wow. My 7 year old has an airsoft gun.
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    The article says BB gun, not airsoft gun. And do you frequently let him hold it and a baby? And frankly, you have very different rules for your family than what I find acceptable, so what your 7 year old shoots does not sway me as a debate point.

    Most commercial BB firing airguns guns can shoot beyond 200 ft/s (61 m/s). The Daisy Red Ryder was sold in the USA as a toy in the mid 20th century. A storyline of the film A Christmas Story is that Ralphie wants one of the BB guns for Christmas, but he is told "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!" [2] The toy gun fires about 280 ft/s (85 m/s); typical adult airguns are generally in the 300-450 ft/s range.
    Some commercial airguns (including BB and/or pellet guns) have the ability to fire considerably faster, even beyond 550 ft/s (170 m/s). Although claims are often exaggerated, a few airguns can actually fire a standard 0.177 lead pellet faster than 1000 ft/s (about 680 miles per hour), but these are generally not BB firing guns.
    A pellet with a velocity of 150 ft/s (46 m/s) has skin piercing capability, and a velocity reaching 200 ft/s (61 m/s) can fracture bone.[3] The potential can exist for delivering a fatal injury; this potential increases with velocity, but also rapidly decreases with distance. The effective penetrating range of a BB gun with a muzzle velocity of 400-600fps is +/- 60'/ 30mts . A person wearing jeans at this distance would not sustain any serious injury. However, even at this distance a BB still might penetrate bare skin, and even if not, could leave a severe and painful bruise. The maximum range of a BB gun in the 400-600fps range is 240-350 yards given the muzzle is elevated to the optimum angle.
    The bolded is plenty for me. Any one who would hold a gun that could break bones or cause a fatality in the same lap as a squirmy baby is not exhibiting safe gun use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Seriously? Over an airsoft gun?
    I kind of feel the same way. We went to visit my parents recently and my Dad had an airsoft gun sitting on a low shelf. I mentioned to my husband that I wasnt comfortable with it (I know nothing about them) and he went over and checked it out. He was not concerned at all, though he did move it to reassure me. He didnt feel that it was a danger to our kids at all.

    Now if they were shooting the gun while the little girl ran around playing in front of them, that would be different (so I understand it being investigated), but just holding it, and the daughter.....Im not concerned. We probably have similar pictures when I am little with my Dad with a rifle in his hand
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    The real question: Are you serious Gloria?

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    BB guns can be dangerous at close range. So can air guns and blanks. Google Jon-Erik Hexum. There's no way I would want my kids in the same room as one of them, and especially not being held in the same arms. I'm pretty sure my DH feels the same way, but if we were to divorce, there would be a "no guns in the house" clause and I *would* enforce it. Kudos to that mom!
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