I should have thought of that ... my apologies !@HawaiiSteveO So the system flagged this up as spam, because it was a post with just a link in it. Your account was moments away from deletion and spam banning! Please don't do that -- make sure your posts have some actual words in them, so that the system doesn't autoban you and delete all your posts!
Back when I was in college we went into lockdown, because someone was seen with a gun on campus.
I'm guessing things like that don't fly now. WW2 souvenirs and AK47s mounted on the walls weren't unheard of.
When I was in high school in the early 90s there were a couple of incidents were people brought guns to school. During one, the poor security guard (Mr. Steele, no pun intended) got shot through the leg tackling a student after a gun fight broke out in a crowded hallway during class change. That was over 25 years ago, before Columbine and with everything thats come after its pretty understandable how people might "over react" to seeing a Stormtrooper carrying an E-11 blaster.
I remember as a kid in the early to mid 80s there was a line of toy cap guns that looked and felt real. Pretty sure there was a Luger, a 45 and some small Walther type in the line. We pulled out the red diffusers in the barrels and afterwards it was next to impossible for the average person to tell it between a toy and the real thing.
Pretty soon they wont even make fake guns anymore.