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Old 06-04-2008, 03:18 AM
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Hello Kitty Gun in News!

When I saw this I just had to share.

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Gun_sh...emes_0219.html
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:24 AM
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you should see what the hello kitty AR15 did in a real steel forum with wall to wall cops.
they flipped out almost as bad as they do over airsoft.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:56 AM
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Did you guys catch the Glock (Real) in the video? If CNN can't even tell the difference between a Glock and a 1911, I think I'll start getting my news elsewhere. 0:11 seconds into the video.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:21 AM
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omg...

Thats just ridiculous
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:42 AM
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I think that it comes down to that parents should spend some more time to educate their kids to never brandish any kind of gun, whether it is a cap gun or a bb gun, in public. And most certainly never point anything that looks remotely like a weapon at a cop. When I was growing up, I knew that if I touched any of my Dad's guns, it was practically the end of my existence. I did live on a huge farm set back from any roads, so playing with toy guns was never a problem, but I was taught at a very young age what a firearm was and how much respect one should have for it.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:04 AM
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This has been going around for a while now. It started back during the beginning of 2008. Both CNN and Fox News had news stories on these guns in mid to late February. I wasn't able to find the report(s) from Fox News, but the Clinton News Network (CNN) has the following vids in their archive:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/...ef=videosearch

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bes...ef=videosearch

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/cri...ef=videosearch

For something a bit different and newer, check out this more recent news. I'm willing to bet they're primarily talking about airsoft guns.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354071,00.html

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Old 06-04-2008, 04:29 PM
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Uh.......Ok?
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I agree scary for law enforcement, but just as scary for the longevity of airsoft! I think this issue has the potential to really affect airsoft guns if it gets any momentum behind it.

Right now we have the orange tip issue to contend with. Just imagine if new regulations were put into place to even more clearly identify a toy (or airsoft) gun over a real weapon, like bright body paint or huge lettering that says "AIRSOFT GUN" readable from like 25 yards away. Or some other way of marking or identification that is aesthetically unappealing. If and when that happens, I'm done with airsoft, as I imagine most of you would be as well. Be afraid.

And someone please tell that ******* to cease and desist.
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I see painting real guns to look like toys a bigger safety issue than making airsoft guns look more realistic. If in fact it is painted like a toy, a police officer is more likely to hesitate if confronted by one. I never thought that making toy guns more relistic was any threat, except for the idiot pointing it at a cop, in which case natural selection takes over. But this is different, this is a leathal weapon made to look harmless.

Evil's rule 1: If you point anything at a cop even it's a 12 inch meatball sub, you deserve to have your *** shot.
Evil's rule 2: If you need to paint your real steal pink, you have serious gender conflict issues.

Edit: Why would your wife want a pink gun? Devorce her ***!
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:20 PM
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The article says it is required that toy guns have the orange tip on them at all times. I was under the impression that the orange tip was only needed for shipping purposes.
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Evil's rule 1: If you point anything at a cop even it's a 12 inch meatball sub, you deserve to have your *** shot.
I totally agree.

I dont see a problem with it. If children were taught to treat their toy guns safely, having a real gun painted in the house is not a safety issue. It should be locked up and out of reach anyways.

As for disguised guns. Those that use guns intend to do damage or to threaten to do damage. Having a wood/black AK robbing a bank is no different than having a pink one. Going hunting with a pink rifle is no different than factory finish.
**NOTE** I'm not referring to recreational use at ranges.

I mean come on, if an OG came up to my vehicle in cincinnati with a pink and green pistol, i'm going to treat the situation the same, if not better, than i would if his "piece" was black.

Having a colored gun will not help you get it into school anymore. Supersoakers arent even allowed so good luck with a hello kitty gun.

However, i'm an open minded kind of guy. I cannot think of a situation where painting your weapon would be harmful, someone please come up with one for me to reflect on.
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Aww...Darkstar beat me to the Clinton News Network (CNN).
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Im fourteen and grew up in a hunting family. From any early age I was taught to never point at anything you don't intend to kill (Wild Game, deer,rabits, my neighbors cat in heat...) If your raised in a family with respect for guns or look-alikes then you will have respect for them, and vise-versa.

BTW Mavrick your right, my cousin and her classmates at white oak decided to bring Super-Soakers to school and soak the teachers for senior prank day. Seven suspensions were whipped into existance.
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Aww...Darkstar beat me to the Clinton News Network (CNN).
I always called it Communist Network News, but that one fits well. +1 for you.
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Why? We need to make color weapons to appeal to ladies? I agree with the news story that it could draw more attention from kids, but the d..n pink gun should be locked up anyway. As for the pointing guns at Police Officers, any idiot trying this gets what he asked for! Not to mention private citizens with CCP's. If I was out and someone comes after me in the freaking street flashing an M4, I will pull out my pistol and defend myself. But come on, how many times do you think a street criminal wants to show up to rob somebody with a pink gun? This type of person doesnt show thier face with a pink gun.

Plus I am sure this isnt cheap. I also have a good idea that it would be registerd guns goimg through this process. I am fairly certain that the "bad guys" will want their guns black and less likely to stand out.
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:33 PM
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"Prior to these Hello Kitty AK's and AR's (which have been around for at least a year now), are you going to honestly tell me that LEO would only treat a "standard" colored gun as hostile?" -duhblow

Ding ding ding! Give the man his prize! The problem with cases like these is no one uses their head! The real problem lies within the populace who don't respect guns or look alikes properly. Not only that, but I believe that if anyone is brandishing a gun, whether toy or real, they should be punished as if it was real. Likewise, should an officer shoot someone brandishing a toy gun out of self defense, it should be treated no different than had the person he shot been threatening him with a real gun.
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