I haven't posted before, because I generally don't think I have much to contribute, but today I had a scare with a fake rifle. Just fyi, this happened when I was working, around dusk. I normally carry on my person, but not when I am working. Anyways, I was just leaving a customer's home, and got into my vehicle to leave. The house was in a cookie cutter development with the neighbor's driveway maybe ten yards away. I was backing up and saw movement behind the neighbor's car. I recognized the side profile of the for-grip, barrel and front sight post of an AR-15, coming over the hood of the car. I'm in my car, barely in the street, when I see this, and my first reaction was ram the car, because somebody is hiding behind a car, pointing a rifle at me. As I am shifting, I keep my eyes on the rifle and just barely make out the orange barrel plug. It was a toy, and I am freaking out. I drive by, and the toy rifle is still pointed at me, following me in the car. It was being held by a child, maybe 12-14 years old, probably wearing his Halloween costume, and pretending to be in a Call of Duty game or something. The toy really did look like a real rifle, with just an orange plug in the barrel. I am not happy to admit that, for about two seconds, I was planning to run down a kid. If the time of day had been a little later, or if I hadn't noticed the barrel plug, I might have. I am still a little freaked, because of the what-ifs that keep cropping up. If I'd had my pistol, would I have shot a kid? Did his parents realize what he was doing, or care? Should I have stopped and told them? Maybe act like a hall monitor and called the cops? So I have decided, none of my kids will get toy guns, ever. I have of course heard of the stories where cops have shot kids with fake guns, but I never thought I would be in that situation... What do you guys think? Am I an ***? Am I overreacting about a stupid kid? Or was this kid's parents asleep? Would you buy your kids a realistic toy gun? Would you not warn them not to screw around in public with it? Tell me I am not being close minded, please?