The regale us with tales of how their fellow gun-totin' marksmen know not to take a shot at a shooter with a bystander in the line of fire and amuse us with their own inflated opinions of how *they* would know when and how to take a shot, how to handle a weapon, how responsible they are, etc.
Yeah, about that...
"He sat down in his chair and I heard a `clunk' and I looked down and there it was," Kolton's classmate, Levi Crabtree, told CNN affiliate KGW in Portland.
It was a gun, a small-caliber, semi-automatic pistol. It was fully loaded with a round in the chamber, Tillamook Police Chief Terry Wright said.
Levi and Kolton didn't touch the weapon. They alerted a school staffer who was on the field trip, who then alerted police.
Why didn't the boys pick up the firearm?
"I'm a Boy Scout and Kolton and me took a hunter safety class. One of the rules is that you treat all guns as if they're loaded," Levi told KPTV.
"Who would do that? Seriously, there's a bunch of people that go to that theater and they put a gun in there," Kolton told KGW.
Somebody who's "careless" and "reckless," Wright said.
Police told KPTV that a man went to the theater on Wednesday night asking if anyone had found his gun and turned it in to the lost and found. He'd lost it the night before in the theater.
The man, who has a Tillamook County concealed handgun license, never notified police he'd lost the weapon, KPTV reported.