Originally Posted by tattoodan
I don't get the argument that they are afraid to shoot a criminal that don't have a real gun.
Well, try to see it from their point of view. Situation:
A teenager is running around with a gun in public.
As a police officer you assess the situation and determine that the teen is a threat to the public, as he is waving what seems to be a weapon.
You therefore point your gun at the kid and you identify yourself.
You scream out: "Police!"
The kid turns around in panic with the weapon raised, ignoring trigger safety, and aims it in your general area.
For a moment you hesitate as your life hints that it does not want to end due to a fatal gunshot wound from a gun crazed teenager.
You instinctively react as you were trained to do.
The kid falls to the ground. You move in to secure the weapon before the subject (maybe) recovers.
The kid lies still, no chest movement, blank stare. You check for vitals, there is none. You call in paramedics, secure the sector.
You later learn it was a toy gun. You obviously couldn't tell from 15 yards out. You've just killed a human being. You've just shot someone's child who unfortunately did not know any better.
they are afraid to shoot a criminal that don't have a real gun.
No, they just don't like taking lives. Mostly those of children and their own countrymen.
It's called having a conscience, that's why we need to treat our Airsoft guns as actual weapons until we reach the safety of our homes and the sanctity of our gaming fields.