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Art Lee, right, and his brother Bob sport their BB guns in 1939. Owning a BB gun was a sign of maturity and a chance to plink cans off fenceposts. Submitted Photo

Art Lee's PrimeTime column: The thrills, planned and unplanned, of gaining your own BB gun

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There are certain marks and markers of attainment for a young kid slouching along that bumpy road, hoping soon to morph into a grown-up, whatever that exactly means.


Once it meant a passionate, slobbering, hungry longing -- and absolute MUST -- to acquire this or that, this meaning your first jackknife and that meaning your own BB gun.

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