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Sun Jul 18, 2021, 12:58 PM

Maybe it's just me . . .

These two guns are what police to use in training.




This is a gun marketed by a popular manufacturer.


As are these. All real guns.
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These, on the other hand are non lethal bb guns marketed by toy makers and the likes of Daisy.
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Am I the only one that sees a problem here? Police are conditioned to see blue guns as harmless but gun makers provide blue guns to the public?

Shouldn't toys look like toys and guns look like guns to reduce the confusion out on the street?

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Reply Maybe it's just me . . . (Original post)
AndyS Jul 2021 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2021 #1
wnylib Jul 2021 #5
dalton99a Jul 2021 #2
YoshidaYui Jul 2021 #7
11 Bravo Jul 2021 #14
captain queeg Jul 2021 #3
AndyS Jul 2021 #4
YoshidaYui Jul 2021 #6
Ponietz Jul 2021 #12
KS Toronado Jul 2021 #8
AndyS Jul 2021 #11
11 Bravo Jul 2021 #15
Caliman73 Jul 2021 #9
Mazeltov Cocktail Jul 2021 #10
Dan Jul 2021 #13
Devil Child Jul 2021 #16
rickyhall Jul 2021 #17
IcyPeas Jul 2021 #18

Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:01 PM

1. Absolutely right. Toys should not look like real guns, EVER. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:42 PM

5. And real guns should never look like toys.

Not only confusing to police, but dangerous to children.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:57 PM

7. Why does that look like a Lego?

Why does that look like a Lego? Itís fucking insane!

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Response to YoshidaYui (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:52 PM

14. It's part of their "Guns Are Fun!" campaign.

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:18 PM

3. My son plays airsoft. It's kind of like paintball; they have teams that battle

Their guns look exactly like the real thing except the very end of the barrel is a bright color. I donít think thatís enough, especially around trigger happy cops I always tell him to keep the guns in a box until they arrive at the arena, and keep them out of view. Itís getting to be a popular sport and Iím just waiting for some kid to get shot or killed.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:27 PM

4. It happens far too often . . .

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:55 PM

6. Making them so they display

Cool colors, is insane. Whatís next Purple and yellow bullets?

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Response to YoshidaYui (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:22 PM

12. Prediction:

The purple ones will be lilac scented and the yellow will smell like lemons.

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:59 PM

8. I thought we once required all toy guns to have bright orange paint

at the end of the barrel. Or did reQublicans get rid of that when tfg was in office?

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:16 PM

11. Technically a bb gun is not a toy. And to be honest they are in a kind of grey area.

The ones that look like real pistols are not lethal, not designed to be lethal and cannot be made lethal. There are air guns that are most definitely designed for hunting even big game. None of them are covered under the background check system. I'm of the opinion that the non lethal 'fun' guns be classed as toys and be made to look like toys and that gun manufacturers should be able to make real guns that appear to be toys.

Airsoft guns are bb guns that fire plastic balls instead of steel. They must have a small orange tip on the barrel.

It's confusing which is the whole point of my post.

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Response to AndyS (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:55 PM

15. You could put an eye out with one of those things!

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:06 PM

9. Gun culture can be very strange, and off putting.

It is dangerous and confusing to modify firearms or to manufacture them so that they appear to be toys.

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:16 PM

10. Yeah, right...

Except that the cops can't tell a blow dryer from a gun, an iPhone from a gun, a sleeping black woman from a gun ad nauseum...

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:33 PM

13. Maybe the gun manufacturers are designing the guns like this

To give police cover for when they kill our kids.

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:58 PM

16. IMO, no.

 

I see nothing wrong with any of the items pictured in the OP.

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 04:00 PM

17. My daughter has a pink AR-15 real gun.

And she's crazy enough to use it. She scares me when almost nothing scares me.

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 04:50 PM

18. pink Hello Kitty AR-15 -- utterly disgusting



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