Originally Posted by LUTNIT
Oh, and an interesting thing about police, they say they dont want the police to accidentally shoot a kid whos wielding a capgun, my aunt and uncle are both police in an undisclosed large Canadian city and my aunt is afraid of the shotgun she is "forced" to use and doesnt know what kind of pistol she has past "smith and wesson" and "9mm." My uncle is a little more knowledgable but still is no where near expert, and from what I'm told there are many police like this. So sometimes the police cant tell the difference between an obvious toy and a real gun so there is a problem there too, I'm not saying its their fault, but at least they can be knowledgeable about what they are going to run into in the streets, my uncle completly freaked when I was a kid and he saw me with a 44 magnum scale replica capgun with a MASSIVE orange cap on the end (it nearly doubled the diameter of the barrel) but it took him nearly 5 seconds to clue in that it was a toy, someone who carries a gun around all the time shouldnt have taken nearly that long to clue in.
although more knowledge would be good for them to have it would not work...gang members will modify their guns in order to make the police second guess...i have read storys of police hesitating when seeing the orange tip (rightfully so) but dont be surprised because gang members have been painting the tips of their real guns in effect causing this hesitation and giving them the edge...there is also a gun company out there now that is producing guns purposly made to look like toys...all different colors too...pink, neon green, yellow