There is a 'Senior Assassins' contest at my kid's high school ...


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PcolaDawg
March 26, 2011, 04:47 PM
that has been a senior class tradition for years. Even though it's not an officially sanctioned school event, the school has tolerated it, and even 'unofficially' encourages student participation, as long as certain basic rules are enforced.

Basically, seniors form teams of two and then try to 'assassinate' others in the contest with super soakers or other water themed weapons. They can assassinate fellow seniors anywhere but at school or church. As this is a large high school (the senior class about 500 kids), hi-jinks are sure to erupt.

You can have drive-by shootings, ambushes at the home(s) of students, attacks at work, etc.

As a result, seniors get very into the game, and become very committed to assassinating their fellow classmates, even to the extent of camping out in the bushes of the homes of their victims so they can 'assassinate' them as they leave the house in the morning for school, work, church, etc. This makes all of the participants extremely paranoid and cautious. :)

So my youngest is a senior this year, and the contest starts tomorrow. He has teamed up with a kid heading to West Point, and my home will be the base of operations, since I live at the end of a dirt road and it will be very difficult for enemy assassins to set up an ambush without us knowing about it. His friend will be living at my house for the entire week of the contest, hoping to preserve his life as the location of his house is well-known to others and is easily ambushed.

Anyway, my kid has tricked out his super soaker to be all 'tacticool' for the contest: :rolleyes:

http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/46930/2890413500102497756S600x600Q85.jpg

And here he is in the swamp in my backyard training to set up an ambush: :rolleyes:

http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/47128/2703616440102497756S600x600Q85.jpg

This is my third kid to go through the contest, it's good harmless fun, and it's kind of nice that his high school puts up with it.

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MrCleanOK
March 26, 2011, 04:50 PM
My experience has been that the best waterguns for "assassins" are the small, cheap ones that are easily concealed. It'd be hard to sneak up on an unsuspecting victim with that beast.

PcolaDawg
March 26, 2011, 05:02 PM
True. That one will have to be used from a very good ambush site.

Fortunately, he has several BUGs and he even borrowed some of my DeSantis pocket holsters to keep them in. :)

HGUNHNTR
March 26, 2011, 07:03 PM
Call me a party pooper, but my father never allowed me to even point a watergun, or toy gun at another human. I am now in my mid 30's and still can't bring myself to participate in a paintball match because it just voilates so many rules of gun safety. Toy, paintball marker or watergun it's just a mental hurdle I'm not to eager to overcome.

NG VI
March 26, 2011, 07:09 PM
Sweet, used to do that kind of thing at my school too.

FIVETWOSEVEN
March 26, 2011, 07:13 PM
Call me a party pooper, but my father never allowed me to even point a watergun, or toy gun at another human. I am now in my mid 30's and still can't bring myself to participate in a paintball match because it just voilates so many rules of gun safety. Toy, paintball marker or watergun it's just a mental hurdle I'm not to eager to overcome.

They aren't firearms, I grew up playing games with toy guns where me and friends "shot" each other, I play laser tag with friends, I am hopefully soon gonna play paintball and airsoft with friends aswell. Even though I point "guns" at friends during these events and all, I still know whats a real gun and don't point that at others.

If you carry a gun for self defense, if you are to shoot someone, that breaks a rule right?

Aaron Baker
March 26, 2011, 07:28 PM
If you carry a gun for self defense, if you are to shoot someone, that breaks a rule right?

No, it doesn't.

Rule #2: Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy!

Not trying to get into the middle of the debate. I understand both sides. Just wanted to point out that a self-defense shooting does not violate any of the 4 rules.

Aaron

PcolaDawg
March 26, 2011, 08:20 PM
Call me a party pooper, but my father never allowed me to even point a watergun, or toy gun at another human. I am now in my mid 30's and still can't bring myself to participate in a paintball match because it just voilates so many rules of gun safety. Toy, paintball marker or watergun it's just a mental hurdle I'm not to eager to overcome.
I respect that completely. My dad ran an NRA sponsored gun range at a camp when I was growing up. He allowed us to shoot each other with squirt guns, but came down like the righteous hammer of God if we ever pointed a toy gun at someone, if the toy gun looked anything close to real.

Nowadays, with paintball and AirSoft guns, I've become a LOT more lax than my Dad about that stuff. But I will never criticize someone for being safe. So - different strokes for different folks - and more power to ya. :)

Hypnogator
March 26, 2011, 09:14 PM
For an absolutely hilarious movie that involves a school "assassination" with squirt guns, see "Big Trouble." :D:D:D

hso
March 26, 2011, 09:23 PM
Amusing, but not exactly firearms related.

Good luck to your son and his teammate!

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