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April 9th, 2007 03:54 PM
Just saw something on the news about toy guns and how real they look. Kids are carrying them I guess to make them feel cool. They look like a semi auto and even have a clip and slide that works. The gun actually weighs about the same too. The manufacturers are required to put an orange end on it to show it's not real. Kida are painting over the orange. This is unbelievable to me that antone would even make such a thing..
What they didnt say in the clip, and what struck me was. What would keep a BG from painting an orange end on his real gun to maybe fool somone into thinking it was fake, thus maybe getting a small advantage..?? Its a screwed up world......
April 9th, 2007 03:59 PM
Be very, very cautious when you say something like that... Tomorrow you may very well hear those words about the AK/.454 Casull/"high capacity" handgun or whatever it is that you legally own and legally use but that someone else doesn't like the "looks" of.
This is unbelievable to me that antone would even make such a thing..
The toy gun is an object, and has no inherent moral 'goodness' or 'evilness'. How it is used is the responsibility of the operator and/or his/her parents. It is a dangerous slope we teeter on when we start assigning moral judgements to objects based on their looks, IMHO.
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
April 9th, 2007 04:12 PM
This is nothing new, I remember when toy guns DIDN'T have the orange caps.
My buddies dad made the most excellent toy guns from wood, Everything from 1911s to fullsize M60s. They looked completely real.
But then again we were tought NOT TO PLAY WITH GUNS where we shouldn't be playing with guns, we were also tought that if we were playing with guns and Policemen showed up to drop them like a hot rock.
Imagine that, teaching kids the right way to do things helps...
April 9th, 2007 04:21 PM
Probably the same reason they make baby dolls that look like real babies.
Originally Posted by robere
April 9th, 2007 05:22 PM
Originally Posted by jdlv4_0
Hard to believe, but right and wrong aren't taught much anymore.
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April 9th, 2007 05:34 PM
It sounds to me like you're talking about airsoft guns. If so, one of the reasons someone would make such a thing (and why I would buy such a thing) is that they're a great training aid. Since the Simunitions folks don't want to sell to civilians, an airsoft gun is the most realistic tool available for force-on-force training. Even "toy guns" can be used for serious purposes.
Originally Posted by robere
April 9th, 2007 05:56 PM
Originally Posted by Blackeagle
Guess I should add: These run right around $100, starting out. This is really nothing new- in the 70s and early 80s, there were several robbers who used cap/squirt guns to do their thing. Personal responsibility is what differentiates "Men" from "Morons".
April 9th, 2007 08:16 PM
I understand the training need for this. I've heard of airsoft guns, never seen one. So I do understand why someone would make that.. (OK a dugh moment)...The news said kids are carrying them..Ivew also known that, what caught my attention was they looked and felt so real.. I understand the need for making it.
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April 9th, 2007 08:59 PM
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