Originally Posted by DONSTER 125
i personally still dont understand what is stopping an asshole cop from taking away my airsoft stuff and not giving it back using the excuse that it is a replica.
The law is stopping "some asshole cop" from taking away your AS stuff.
1. possession of replicas is 100% legal
2.unless they get a complaint.. or have probable cause to search they can not enter your home without an invitation.
3. stored properly out of sight will virtually eliminate any issues.
In the story cited.. police received a "gun call"
the technician saw what appeared to be a loaded handgun sitting on a shelf in the guy's apartment. He was justified to make the call to police and the police response was justified.
the owner was not charged as no offense had been commited.
This is why you must responsibly store and handle your AS guns.. all the time. Anyone seeing you through your window "fiddling" with your M4 or polishing your glock slide could misidentify these articles as guns and call police. then you very well could end up searched and it all seized.