July 1941. “Store with cap guns and fireworks for sale, Fourth of July, Vale, Oregon.”
Cap guns were still legal when I was a boy.
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Cap guns are still legal. I bought all my nephews some a few years ago with thousands of extra caps. I thought it would drive my brother in law crazy. He loved it and got one for himself.
You, and your brother-in-law, would be great neighbors.
In the 19th Century, cap guns actually fired a very low velocity pellet, and they were a parlor target game.
That metallic *click* then *pop*,tiny puff of sulfuric smokiness.
Me and my brother laid waste to a lotta bad guys in our X-treme youthy-ness.
roll of caps
laid on sidewalk;
raised claw hammer-
a mother reveals her innate hysteria
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