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A North Carolina bill would allow kids under the age of 12 to use BB guns, air rifles and air pistols without supervision in five counties.

Those counties are Anson, Cleveland, Harnett, Stanly and Surry.

House Bill 1250 is moving through the legislature and was approved by the House on Tuesday.

"It allows the parents to express more trust with their children," RED Tactical Airsoft Owner Robert Sorrels said. "I would hope it would allow kids to exercise more gun safety from what their parents should have taught them."

RED Tactical Airsoft is located in Pineville, Mecklenburg County. Mecklenburg County is one of 17 counties that ban Airsoft and BB gun use by kids under 12 without supervision.

Andrew Carbuto is a parent who taught his children how to shoot at a young age. He said if his kid was under 12, he wouldn't mind them shooting alone.

"I trust them to make the right choices and the right decisions," Carbuto said. "I trust them to handle themselves in a mature way."

But not all agree. John Queen is 13 and thinks kids under 12 are too young to be shooting an Airsoft or BB Gun without being watched.

"I don't think they should be able to use them unsupervised because they can be dangerous if you're not wearing eye protection or face protection," Queen said.

So what do you think? Should kids 12 and under be allowed to use Airsoft and BB guns unsupervised? Let us know on our Facebook page.


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