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Edmund, OK, bans toy guns made to look real.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by harmonic, Apr 14, 2009.

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  1. harmonic

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    http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0409/613082.html

     
  2. Baneblade

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    My agency deployed our TOT (our version of SWAT) to a rooftop sniper. He had an airsoft rifle that was indenticle to the real thing... right up until you picked it up.

    I don't know that passing a law will change it though. I will be interested to see if it helps.

    I have arrested a kid for shooting people with an "UZI." He had painted it black and the victims thought he was shooting them with a real gun. His attitude did not allow me to turn it into an educational experience instead of an enforcement issue.

    Some of our High School students were performing "drive by shootings" with an airsoft pistol. With the cooperation of their parents and the school I was able to turn that into an educational experience without arresting anyone.
     
  3. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    What about unaltered airsoft guns that already look like a real gun? :rolleyes:

    The town's name is "Edmond".
     
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  4. Hungry Seagull

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    I tell you this. I think Arkansas tried to ban toy guns that look real but not sure where it went now that the Session is over.

    I cannot take that extra half a second to verify if a gun is real or not, particularly if the person holding it has body language of one who intends to use it.

    Toy guns that look real will get people dead. Just hope I never run into one.

    And to think I played with a Uzi toy that was very close to full size back in the day with water guns. Man was I stupid.
     
  5. mljdeckard

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    I don't know how I feel about a law, but this is the reason my kids don't have any toy guns. They know that guns aren't toys. I don't want them to develop the mentality that "it's ok to break the four rules as long as it's just a toy."

    When I was a kid, my grandparents had a pair of pistols that shot suction cup darts with a little cardboard target. My grandfather caught me pointing one at one of the other kids, and he took it away, telling me; "You NEVER point a gun at another person. I don't care if it's just a toy."

    In this state, if you used an airsoft pistol to commit a crime, there is no distinction in the law that says it is different than if you used a real gun to rob someone. The grandparents know not to buy my kids any toy guns. If they buy a water gun, it has to be made in a way that it doesn't resemble any kind of real gun.
     
  6. Phatty

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    I can't even remember the last time I saw a water gun that remotely resembled a real gun.
     
  7. Hungry Seagull

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    About 15 years ago they started painted water guns with gallon tanks in puke green and glow pink colors.

    The sales pretty much dropped off the cliff for a time. We got out of water gun chasing and got into paintball which was just getting started.
     
  8. Pistol Toter

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    Not Stupid, maybe just unwise or unthoughtful. I don't know how old you are, friend. I do believe that mind set and behaviour of youth and teenagers has radically changed. The grandparent that chasitzed the child pointing the dart gun was most inorder. It obviously made the correct impression. That's where rub is; parents aren't teaching children right form wrong to start with. Even parents who bring up children in the way they should go, seem to depart from their up-bringings today. I guess it's a sign of the times and it surely is frightening. Let me atest, I'm seeing that in my own family. Those of you who may have read a thread that I had the other day realize that I am very disappointed in my off spring. It is greiving my wife and I in an unmeasurable way. I wish there were many opportunities for LEO to scare the bejebbers out of some kids, but alas that is not their job or responsibility, just an opportunity to make a difference where some of us have failed. To the man who turned the incident into an educational event; I thank you. I'm not so sure that the law is not a good idea. Boy! That cuts across grain, myself included. Just my thoughts, fellows. P.T.
     
  9. Hungry Seagull

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    Im past 40.

    Some of the very favorite toy guns were those with a bolt, spring and a mechanism for firing disk shaped disks (Ugh...) similar to Tron Movie disks.

    Those things made for some GOOD gunfights. Wonder why no one lost an eye. I can recall the "KLING!" of the thing firing to this day.

    There were a tremendous amount of... loss of... how do I say it... things to get into and not get into trouble between the 70's and today.

    The internet of the 70's started at dinner time. Momma stood on back porch and screamed each kid's name. Other mommas picked up the call and added thier kids names.

    Eventually we all got the word despite living in a very large subdivision where no door was locked in those days.

    Today? Ugh. It's a armed city eyeballing your every move.
     
  10. Lou McGopher

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    Do they think toy gun control will be anymore effective than real gun control?
     
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    They were lucky.

    There are many of us who would react to someone who drove by pointing a gun at us by shooting him. I'd sure hate to shoot a dumb teenager, even if it WAS his fault.

    When I was a kid, someone gave me a book to read about how a kid was blinded by his friends throwing a firecracker. Put the fear of God in me. Aren't there books like that now?
     
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    When I was a kid pretty much all toy guns were made of metal and looked very convincing. They also had caps, went bang and smoked. Some even shot plastic bullets by spring power - I used to stick one of my mum's knitting needles down the muzzle and turned it into a speargun. :) All kids did that. In the street, and didn't get so much as a second glance by a cop. Somewhere society has lost the plot.
     
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    This is the same reason my Dad would not allow me to have a bb gun. He taught me to respect the damage that "real" guns could cause, and how to handle them. I had a .22 rifle at age 8 or 9, but never had a bb gun.
     
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    We've taken AirSoft M4s (2/3 scale) and painted the orange tips.
    The suckers look real.

    Of course we are NOT stupid enough to take them
    on the streets and/or point them at LE or anyone else.

    I can see where LE or someone could mistake these toys as real
    and kill a kid. Man that would suck and I know it's already happened.

    Education is the key and the moment our AirSofts arrived the first rule was.
    Treat it like it's a real gun and you will be ok.
     
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    That's what I was taught about cap guns when I was a kid. Worked for me.

    I hate to see laws against things. If you want an Airsoft AR that looks real, then fine. But if you get shot by a cop, then that's your problem.

    The thing is, cops are human beings. I can't imagine what it would feel like to kill someone's 13 year old son in front of their house, when he has a plastic toy in his hands. Even though we all know, rationally, that the kid was 100% at fault, the human conscience doesn't work quite like that.

    I don't like laws like this. Actions should be illegal, not objects. Period.

    But I do understand why these laws are made.
     
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    Since our (USA) "culture" went to the point of hiding guns and not talking about them, the current generation of parents have either refused to or don't know how to teach gun safety to their children.

    I believe the fault lies in the parents (or lack of parenting). Most kids don't know they're doing bad things because they've haven't been told that that behavior is unacceptable.
     
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    I remember a time when Daddys were Daddies and Mommys Mommies.

    Somewhere along the years, niether parent could administer a spanking to a disobdient child without a dozen others generating 911 calls ranging from child abuse to neglect.
     
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    Well, my brother and I our cousins and freinds played with realistic looking guns from the 1950s(our parents) all the time this was 80s early 90s we always pointed them at each other(kinda hard to play cowboys and Indians/cops and robbers without pointing at ppl)

    I remember in the late 80s a kid in my cousins devolpment was killed by a PO mistaking his toy for a real one but what happened was
    1 Parents left kid alone didn't tell neighbor
    2 neighbor sees lights going on and off calls Police
    3 police enter and for some reason kid pops from behind couch with toy pistol

    To me though it's a common sense thing for example we would run around outside pretending to shoot each other all the time(like every day in the summer) but we never walked up to a stranger or one of our folks who wasnt "in the game" and shot at them.
    Now a bunch of us had real guns which we only used with our parents supervison. I don't think as a group we were any smarter then any other random group of kids but somehow we could tell the difference btw REAL guns and FAKE guns.

    Banning toys is the same as blaming murders on guns. it's how you use them.
     
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    Toys for TOT?
     
  20. Hungry Seagull

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    I think he meant Time on Target.
     
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    I'm with Armed Bear on this one. Make the actions illegal, not the objects.
     
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    + a million for

    actions illegal, not objects.
     
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    Got to agree with this one. There isn't a whole lot that would be worse than being a cop and then shooting someone who looked like a real threat, only to find out he was holding a toy.
     
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    So, do they really intend to fine a ten year old kid over $200 just because he took a can of Krylon to a toy gun?

    That seems a bit ridiculous.
     
  25. JT1JT1

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    I dunno, if I were a bad guy in Edmond, I'd consider painting the tip of my real gun orange so the police and politicians would leave me alone while OCing and going about my business... ;)
     
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