Either these guys are accomplices to this charade, or they are idiots too stupid to see through it. Either way they shouldn't be carrying a badge. Who are they trying to fool? No-one can possibly believe that if a gun is drawn on them they're going to check if it's airsoft.
Fuck it, our country is full of assholes and idiots beyond repair now. If it's acceptable for a government media outlet to make an argument of confiscating private property for no reason other than government expedience, your country isn't free.