8th grade son attended friends birthday party. While there, friends brother came home with air soft gun. Kids at party played with gun- my son was shooting towards the ground, away from other kids and pellet ricocheted off walkway and lodged in his eye. His cornea was scratched, and he suffered bleeding behind his retina. Missed 4 months of competitive soccer training, school was impacted by numerous specialists visits, under retina specialists care for one year, lost some peripheral vision (he's a goalkeeper) and still has areas in his eye where blood pooled and has not dissipated. We never allowed air soft/bb/paintball guns in our home. Mandatory one year checkups with eye doctor perpetually.