For Some Reason, Adorable Kids Are Holding Big Ass Guns

During Marine Week 2011 in St Louis, kids get to meet Marines, see what real-life heroes are like, watch some of their drills and... handle real, big-ass weapons.

Wait what? Yeah, these kids get to put their grubby hands all over weapons of medium destruction. I'm not saying it's wrong - there's no way those guns can be loaded - but isn't there someone who thinks it's a little bit unsettling? Anyone? (Anyone?) Do kids even understand what these tools are capable of? Playing Call of Duty is a far cry from handling real weapons that can kill real people.

I don't want to be a prude but come on people. [Flickr]

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