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March 3, 2012
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Mar 3, 2012, 1:57:45 PM
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Sheppard Approved by JohnsonArms Sheppard Approved by JohnsonArms
Yes it's bright. Who do you gotta hide from toting this beast? :)

Model: My son
Location: Controlled set


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skillet102 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
i wont it!!!!!!!!!!!!
vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   General Artist
Bloody gun is bigger than him.


Your son must be the envy of every boy at his school.

His schoolmates probably wish that their fathers were as cool as you are.

More props to you bro. :nod:

JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hope he's proud of his old man :) I know he enjoys posing with them and I enjoy having the photos, hehe. Thank you
vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   General Artist
Yeah man ... I'm sure that both he and his sister feel that way about you.


It's what makes you a "Dad" in their little eyes. :)
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the weapon is awesomelly done, i really like it :D

...what dissapoints me is seeing a kid using it :/
vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   General Artist
I disagree with your "what dissapoints me is seeing a kid using it :/ " comment as it is meant to be played with.

That "kid" is none other than his son and I'm sure that his dad, a.k.a. "JohnsonArms" is MORE than happy to provide him with cool toys to play with.

And I'll bet you dollars to donuts that he allows his son to have imput on what would look cool with regard to his father's creative skills. Totally.

So let the kid play away to his heart's content with them.

artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
errr... is a nice comment, pretty smart & all but you didn't get the CONTEXT of my comment

what dissapoints me is the fact of a kid using a GUN wich kinda worries me of the parental education, of course if you check the author of this awesome TOY already replied me stating the fact that he wouldn't let his son use a real gun only this amazing exibition toy/cosplay accesory & that relieves me :)

again i apologize if my context wasn't clear i have a bad grammar becauce english is not my mother languaje :sorry:
vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   General Artist
Ah OK.

I see that you reside in Chile, so I do not know how the culture down there feels about children playing with toy guns etc. (maybe not too well in the wake of Augusto Pinochet's fascist regime years ago), but here in the U.S.A., it is quite common for kids to play with them.

Most toys are painted bright neon colours to distinguish them from the real thing and also to serve as a warning to law enforcement that they are not real weapons if they ever were to encounter a suspect wielding one.

Granted, there have been tragic cases whereby a child / teenager / adult has done so (usually with a toy replica that is not neon coloured or has a red coloured warning tip at the muzzle to denote that it is a toy), and usually under low light / darkened conditions.

On the flipside of that idea, there have been cases whereby actual criminals have painted the muzzles of their firearms red or neon colours in order to make a member of law enforcement possibly hesitate about shooting them since they might believe it to be a non-firing toy / replica. In doing so, the criminal is given just a tad bit of an edge over that of the LEO, in that they create a sense of uncertainty for the law enforcement officer to use deadly force if necessary. That uncertainty may allow for the criminal to kill the officer who may not want to kill / wound a suspect using a toy pistol. Also, the legal ramifications and subsequent investigation would be a huge headache for said officer.

But yes, Brian creates INCREDIBLE pieces using Nerf style toy guns. Most Nerf guns are so over the top in their shape / size / design / etc. that they can usually be identified as non firing weapons. However, as a result of Brian's customization process, they tend to take on a more realistic appearance. Granted, I would not want to see a child walking down the street with one of these at lets say dusk or at night (depending on the location ... let's say a suburb versus a ghetto environment), but I think that it is safe to say that it is OK for young boys to play with toy guns.

I think what needs to be addressed with regard to kids playing with toy guns is that they are in fact toys. Real guns are not. A child should never pick up a real firearm or for that matter, handle one without a knowledgeable adult being present.

Also, no need to apologize for your English grammatical skills ... to be honest with you, you probably write English better than a large segment of the English speaking population of the U.S.A. ;)

But alas, no hard feelings and I understand where you are coming from with regard to your original comment and the follow up reply to my comment.

Take care artistafrustrado,

v242 :D
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I understand why you might feel that way, but the idea behind the photo was what a kid might envision his blaster looks like in the make-believe word. I don't let him play with any of the real laser guns though, fear not!
Alcarie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
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