Originally Posted by somethingbenign
Aren't there videos of police mistaking wallets in guy's hand as a pistol? As far as the 10 yr old or younger playing with a 1 to 1 replica in the street seems way more like a parenting issue than a manufacturing one. How many of the little Timmys buy these for themselves? I have more to say on all this but can't think of a way to do so without crossing into politics.
There was definitely a kid that was 14 years old that was shot in Tempe last year with an airsoft pistol replica of a 1911 that made national news. Cop couldn't tell the difference and had to treat it as a real threat.