Return the property

Re: Police seize realistic air guns from students, PNR April 29.

Re: Police seize realistic air guns from students, PNR April 29.

The article states that RCMP officers seized airguns from a group of exchange students who were firing them harmlessly over the ocean, then goes on to state that the students were “unaware of the havoc they were causing.”

What “havoc” was wrought? Was anyone threatened or shot? Was any property damaged?

Usage may be prohibited in Sidney but the students appear to have done nothing to justify seizure of expensive personal property. Pellet guns, paintball and related supplies are commonly sold at sporting goods and hardware retailers.

When I was a kid, plinking targets with a Daisy was a fun way to spend a summer afternoon. It seems to me that the airguns should be returned to their owners.

Mark Johansson, Victoria