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Old January 16th, 2007, 16:26   #1
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Location: Waterloo, kitchener, guelph, mississauga, north east toronto
2 Men arrested with Replica Handguns COBOURG

Fucking stupid shits.
Todays toronto sun page 7

Complete with photo of the offending weapons.

I'd like to know what schmuks thought it would be fun to run around between houses at night with their pistols. the two were 18 and 20.

COBOURG -- Police issued a warning yesterday about the dangers of replica handguns after seizing two weapons so realistic they fooled veteran officers.

Police arrested two men at gunpoint Sunday at around 10 p.m. after an area resident initially spotted one man running between two houses with what appeared to be a handgun.

The men, aged 18 and 20, told police they bought the 9 mm and .40-calibre handguns off the Internet two months ago.

The weapons were virtually identical to the ones used by police, expect the replicas fire plastic bullets.

"I personally have not seen anything that looks more like our gun than what I see here," said Cobourg Sgt. Nancy Saunders, noting replica guns like these can lead to deadly situations.


"Certainly in a situation like that in the night time, and we know it's a gun call, something tragic could have happened. We were lucky that didn't happen."

The replicas weigh approximately the same as a real gun and are also made from metal and plastic like a real gun. The replica guns even have serial numbers.

"We're not quite sure whether they understand that when they look so much like a real firearm it's scary for the officer attending because they don't know if they are real or not and potentially a very fatal situation could occur when these guns are out there," Saunders said.

The gun-toting men were cautioned about their actions. The guns were seized for destruction.

Be safe not just with yourself, but those you play with. If you are reckless with other peoples safety then you will leave.
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