When my son was younger, we had an extensive arsenal of super soakers and various water gun weaponry ranging from water canons all the way down to hand-held water pistols. On warm days towards and during summer, his friends, both boys and girls, would appear by the droves to have water gun fights in our back yard (usually spilling onto the front yard and sidewalk). The air was filled with gleeful shrieking, and kids would be running in and out of the house to reload from the kitchen and washroom taps if there was a lineup for the outdoor hose tap.
No one was ever hurt, they had more fun than can be described, and not one of those kids has gone on to commit a gun crime (or any sort of crime as far as I'm aware).
I did the same thing when I was a kid, but thanks to our generation of politically-correct Social Justice Wankers, another one of childhood's joys is being taken away:
..According to The Washington Post, The Scouts have banned water gun fights in its list of 'approved activities' for its members.
Scout Blogger Bryan Wendell posted that, “As summer — and pool weather! — lingers on the horizon, it’s a good time to remind you that BSA policies prohibit pointing simulated firearms at people.”
He then listed off a number of reasons why water guns are banned.
“Pointing any type of firearm or simulated firearm at any individual is unauthorized. Scout units may plan or participate in paintball, laser tag or similar events where participants shoot at targets that are neither living nor human representations,” he wrote citing the Guide to Safe Scouting...