|December 22nd, 2006, 18:27||#1|
U.S. news affect laws up here?
This is a newspaper clipping my dad brought home for me. You may or may not have read it, anyway I will post the main points of the clipping and a summary at the end.
"Realistic toy guns pose problems for schools.
Popular new pellet guns that look just like lethal weapons have gotten at least one teen killed in Florida and caused scares at schools around the U.S. in recent months.
Quote: "The replicas don't really give our police officers time to think about, 'is this, or is it not, an airsoft weapon* (Not gun)?'"said a police spokesman.
((US only)) some people remove or blacken the orange tips. !!! That was the case last January in Seminole County, Fla., where 15-year-old Christopher Penly wasshot to death by a SWAT officer while brandishing an airsoft pistol at a school. The muzzle of the 9-mm look-alike had been painted black.
Minnesota law already makes it a crime to have a fake gun on school property.
Some other local goverments are moving in the same direction.
After a 14-year-old boy with a BB gun was shot and wounded by police in Chicago over the summer, city council banned BB and pellet guns. And officials in Beaverton, Ore., are considering a ban on Airsoft guns.
President and owner of Minnesota Airsoft Association, said airsoft guns NEED to be handled with care by teens and parents should get involved.
"Airsoft guns aren't toys. They really shouldn't be treated like that. They should be treated with the same respect as a real firearm."
I removed some names but that is the most part of the clipping. The top shows two teens who look... kinda drunk actually, and like perhaps they shouldn't even own them, holding airsoft guns.
Kids who seem to think that showing off their airsoft guns is a must is causing some problems. My favorite part is the quote at the end of the clipping. It makes a very true point. Kids think that because they are less likely to seriously harm someone it is fine to parade around in public with them.
Im mainly worried at how this will affect laws up here.
|December 22nd, 2006, 23:25||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Laws already exist here
It is already illegal to brandish a imitation/ replica firearm in public.. or carry one to a public assembly.
So don't worry .. the laws are already in place...
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|December 22nd, 2006, 23:59||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oakbank, MB
True, you got all this bad stuff happening in the states, but you just gotta remember that IT IS THE STATES
1)US has a much larger population, thus the number of incidences is greater
2)US has the right to bare arms, thus gun ownership is easier, not to mention it is easier to import and purchase weapons like airsoft
Thank god we're in canada because
1)We have a population the size of LA, odds are that we have less stupid people
2)We dont have lax gun laws, most of the time kids are just looking for something new, and they loose interest too fast to get age verified to purchase the stuff.
And although its not a fact... Canada uses its guns for the original perpose, so if kids are so desperate for shooting fun, go fucking shoot a deer legally like normal people.
|December 23rd, 2006, 00:35||#8|
Yeah I suppose but still eventually if this happens all to often they may ban Airsoft all together like Chicago. Im just saying that people + less dangerous guns means... well I dont quite know how to sum it up but you get what Im sayin right?
|December 23rd, 2006, 10:05||#9|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United States
In the future if things don't get any better I'm willing to bet that Canada will have to spray the tip of the barrel in airsoft. I hate it down here, but I'll do it as long as I can still play with the real steel.
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