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Old 03-15-2020, 01:26 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Axel View Post
Truck drivers have a higher mortality rate than police officers. I realize it's an unpopular opinion but I rather agree with arturo, particularly when the alternative is to curtail my freedom just to keep Officer Paranoid off his hair trigger.

Nah, that opinion is very mainstream in 2020.

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Old 03-22-2020, 04:54 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by poisonpill View Post
In short: yes, it happens frequently.
-One of the first issues of APG magazine, if not the first issue, had a note in there about some kids playing Lazer Tag one night on a school playground.

Somebody saw them and reported, of course, a "man with a gun". The police responded, and because the kids were hiding- as part of the game- one of them jumped out when a cop walked by.

Cop had a split second of a figure pointing a gun at him, and shot and killed the kid with a close-range 12-gauge to the chest.

This happened in 1986, as I recall.

I saw two of my buddies get the police called on them, because some lady driving by saw them carrying a bright purple Sterling pump from the hobby store where one of them had just bought it, to their car.

And it wasn't a "shadowy shape at night" kind of thing- it was bright daylight, and the gun was shiny purple.

I personally had the police called on us when a buddy and I, who lived in an apartment at the time, drove up the street to some vacant property to test and chrony a couple markers. (Since we couldn't even dry fire them in the apartment.)

We weren't there five minutes when a cop rolled up, responding to a "shots fired" call.

I don't evny a cop at all for having to deal with fake vs. real guns. And I do what I can to make sure mine are covered/cased/hidden any time I might be seen by the public with them, as I go to and from the field.

But, that said, a blanket ban is not the solution.

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Old 03-26-2020, 08:12 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by flyweightnate View Post
I don't think this is a helpful comment.

To the LEOs here, what would be a helpful way to reduce the risk to you of a real gun with an orange blaze on it, while reducing the risk that someone playing with a replica is shot?
I've seen glocks that have orange tips on it....Spray paint is easy to get a hold of
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