Police Warn Parents Over “Replica” Guns

H/T Bearing Arms.

Police Officers only have seconds to try to figure out if the gun is real or a replica.

If the office decides wrong he or she is dead.

There’s something to be said for a gun that looks and handles like the real thing, but isn’t. For example, many are proponents of airsoft weapons for additional training. Especially for stuff inside the house where you don’t want to accidentally fire a real weapon.

However, there’s also reason to be a little cautious with these things as well. See, it’s not just adults getting these realistic weapons. It’s also kids.

 

Now, that’s fine. I had them as a kid and so did a lot of my peers. Most of us never had an issue with them. Unfortunately, that’s no universally true.

An Ohio police department is now trying to warn parents about them.

Euclid police issued a plea to parents after officers recovered a “replica” gun from a 13-year-old boy.

“PLEASE teach your children that ALL guns are dangerous and they should NOT be played with in our streets!”

According to Euclid police, the seemingly-real firearm and other illegal items were seized from a 13-year-old boy on Wednesday.

The department posted a side-by-side photo on their Facebook page.