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Old 05-03-2008, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is an artical on legislating plastic look alike guns.

FOXNews.com - States Seek to Pass Bills Cracking Down on Fake Firearms - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How silly, another example of blaming objects for the stupidity of people. If someone waving a fake gun gets shot for refusing to obey the police, then they had it coming, its not the toy gun's fault.
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How silly, another example of blaming objects for the stupidity of people. If someone waving a fake gun gets shot for refusing to obey the police, then they had it coming, its not the toy gun's fault.
I agree with this totally. If a police officer comes up to me and tells me to drop my paintball gun, I sure as hell am. Im not stupid enough to get shot over that kind of crap. Plus, how the heck are we going to play if we cant even carry our markers in our cars???
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes because paintball guns look like real guns with a tank and a loader on top...

Maybe they should pass a bill that causes parents to actually take responsibility for their kids? Little Johnny doesn't need a M4 airsoft look a like when he's 12 years old.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Isn't it mandatory to have an orange marking on all fake realistic guns? Or is it just airsoft
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes because paintball guns look like real guns with a tank and a loader on top...
Sadly, the fact is that most people DON'T know the difference nowadays.

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Maybe they should pass a bill that causes parents to actually take responsibility for their kids? Little Johnny doesn't need a M4 airsoft look a like when he's 12 years old.
I had plenty of real looking toy guns when I was little and didn't get in any trouble. Parents just need to be responsible enough to teach their children right from wrong and to be responsible like my parents did. I think that the lack of personal responsibility is one of the biggest problems in our society today, its always the fault of someone/something else (who then gets a giant frivolous lawsuit filed against them). Hardly anyone nowadays just says, "yup, it was my fault I screwed up."
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I think people just need to stop being so overly hysterical when they see a gun, real or not.

Seriously, years back, even when in a hold up, people would try to overpower, or kill the perp, rather than just sit there crapping thier pants and panicing wondering where mister police man was..

Years ago, it wasnt a big deal to see a guy with a gun, as long as he wasn't threatening anyone with it, people paid him no mind.

People today panick when they see a piece of a toy gun, not even complete.

It's the irrational response to guns that is driving this. Yes, it is dangerous, just like some spiders can be, but we are dealing with an entire society that has arachniphobia. (I can't spell either)

It doesn't help things when officials feed this fear by passing silly regulations like this.

That said, if someone is told by a cop to freeze, and he points a potato at the cop, he should expect to get put down. SOciety should accept that as well. THis sort of legislation does'nt solve the issue at hand.
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I just posted an article from Yahoo concerning the same thing.
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The problem is lumping Paintball and Airsoft into one. Those who live in the area need to educate the lawmakers on that.
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Yes because paintball guns look like real guns with a tank and a loader on top...

Maybe they should pass a bill that causes parents to actually take responsibility for their kids? Little Johnny doesn't need a M4 airsoft look a like when he's 12 years old.

Ever see a SP8 in the dark, or a SpecOps marker at a glance. Yea they look real enough for the general public.
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