Another take on kseo7s' Airsoft story, "What would you have done?"
This has had me thinking before, as more stories come in.
But there is a chilling new angle I hadn't thought of till now.
Think of the scenarios that could come out of the converse. My tool box has at least two different shades of red/orange electrical tape, I'll bet one is close to the Airsoft nose paint.
What if some bangers decide to tape a real Glock 17? It could throw some real monkey wrenches into the OODA process. Might cause a GG to let his guard down.
Edited to add: The deception would be especially troublesome if the BG was no longer pointing it anywhere, acting as if it were a toy.
Moral. These encounters must always be treated as if the gun were real, and the person pointing one your way is a mystery that you cannot guess about. That perp. would have to face the consequences. If he points it at a LEO or weapon permit holder, there is a good chance his career stops right there permanently.
That civil suit possibility is awful to think about, but better than being 90 degrees from everywhere.
Chew on THAT:frown: for a while.
Ya'll watch your 6 and 1-5; 7-12.
Listen up folks -Even if it's CLEARLY an AIRSOFT....
It doesn't matter. Even if you are faced with a similar situation and you KNOW for SURE that it's an Airsoft you're dealing with you still MUST treat them as a credible threat just like everyone else. I PERSONALLY have seen someone shot with a bb gun in the abdomen (shirt on). The pellet penetrated his abdomen, went through a few organs while ricocheting around, and eventually lodged in his spine. Don't make the mistake of thinking an Airsoft gun isn't dangerous.
Originally Posted by Agencyman
Point taken (assumptions)
It appears you are correct and I apologize for helping to add to misinformation. It was a BB gun not an airsoft specific gun. Although it still begs to remember the same thing does still apply with standard BB guns. Either way - a gun is a gun. If it get's pointed at me you had better be bullet proof.
Originally Posted by Freedom Doc
Check Out This Brilliant Example
Of the "mindset" of your below average common ******* "out there" concerning "toy" guns.
(found on the web)
"O.K. Knuckle Headz , Let K.O. Teach you some common sense here. hhmm hhmm
First of all If you are a SWAT Member and you shoot a Kid , because the gun looked real .
You are a coward. Think about it . YOU HAVE BULLLET PROOF ARMOR , BULLET PROOF FACE ARMOR AT TIMES !!
Say the Gun was real , From a tactical standpoint - The kid probably had no shot .
There are proper procedure to handling a situation like this .
2nd- Even my Grandmother could spot a fake gun , I swear !!!!
Red tipped or not . It is just common sense .
That is the difference between the first situation and the one with the three kids .
Did that SWAT member get drug tested immediately after , I hope so .
ADVICE to SWAT OFFICER WHO SHOT KID ----
You better say that your finger slipped , cause you cannot actually tell me that you felt the kid was a threat . Real Gun or Not."