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|Posté le: Sam 25 Nov - 14:42 (2017) Sujet du message: REPLICA FIREARMS AND THEIR LEGALITY
So, I'm really into airsoft, which is basically like paintball, only the guns shoot plastic BBs and most are modelled after actual firearms. It's very difficult to get killed in airsoft, but like any sport you can be injured. However, since the guns are usually exact replicas of real firearms, some people do use them irresponsibly, and end up getting shot.
This debate was spurred by something that happened in Florida this morning. A 15 year old kid in Florida brought a black-painted airsoft Beretta to school, and was shot by a police officer that he aimed the gun at. The kid acted as if the pistol were real, and at one point tried to take a hostage. CNN article link Watch the video, as it is more informative.
This is a hot topic of debate in the UK, where the VCR bill, if passed, will outlaw replica guns that are not completely brightly colored, which will ruin airsoft for most people. Currently, there are no restrictions in the UK regarding the appearance of replica guns. (There is a specific law for airsoft, that the power can not exceed 1 Joule, but that is off-topic.)
You can read more on the VCR bill here.
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