Anti-Airsoft Jihad Gathers Pace

I don’t get it. Does it really matter whether a criminal is holding a real gun or an Airsoft replica? I reckon the revelation that criminals have put orange tips on real guns to fuck with the po-po’s minds—a “fact” for which I’d like to see proof—eliminates the cops’ need to make any distinction between real and fake firearms. “Drop your weapon!” pretty much covers it. So the Fort Wayne police shot a perp wielding a Springfield XD look-alike who refused to down tools. So . . . what? So the police and the media are running around like their hair’s on fire. In Arizona, Vancouver, Wilmington (MA) and around the country, the media meme is the same: replicas are wrong. Question: wouldn’t cops prefer to face a replica than the real thing? If so, quit your bitching.

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11 Responses to Anti-Airsoft Jihad Gathers Pace

  1. Would cops prefer to face replicas or the real thing? That’s a good question. Maybe these cops who shoot people holding toy guns are not the cold-hearted bastards I sometimes make them out to be. Maybe they don’t want to kill people unless they really have to.

    Ban the air-soft guns, says I.

  2. avatarRabbi says:

    Act like you are threatening a cop–toy gun or not, you get shot–very, very simple.

    Surprised Mikeb is wrong yet again? Nope.

    Now, where can I find a Springfield XD look-alike? I have been looking all over for one.

  3. avatarRabbi says:

    Anti-gun loons think that you can decrease stupidity by taking away stupid activities. In reality, all you are left with is stupid people with less to do.

    Airsoft replicas are perfectly safe as long as stupid people don’t do stupid things with them.

  4. avatarRichard says:

    “Stupid is as Stupid does”, that said, ANYONE brandishing ANY weapon at a cop deserves to get tasered at the least and shot at the best. Unless that cop has illegally invaded your home without a warrant (uncovered by law), you DROP any weapons you have right then or you get shot. I don’t care if you only have a steak knife and just finished dinner.
    Airsoft guns are still toys and should be treated as such. Stop demonizing toys.

    • avatarUrutu says:

      I won’t be dropping any weapons ESPECIALLY in my own home and I don’t give a damn if they’re there legally or illegally. They come through my front door they’ll meet a withering spray of armor piercing bullets from my battle rifles.

      As far as I’m concerned the War on Cops can begin at any time.

      I consider LE the largest criminal street gang operating in America at this time.

  5. avatarAntiCitizenOne says:

    George Carlin would disagree with Mikeb….

  6. avatarRalph says:

    You don’t have to point an airsoft or a real gun at some cops in order to get shot. Point a comb or a “water nozzle” or your finger and you will get shot. Even if you don’t do anything, you might get sodomized with the handle of a toilet plunger. Sometimes it seems like the only difference between some cops and most crooks is the uniform.

  7. avatarcecil says:

    Drop your weapon? Sometimes, when one is attempting to do just that, the cops will shoot you dead. Just ask the family of Erik Scott in Las Vegas. When cops believe that the mere possession of a firearm by a citizen gives them license to kill, we are living in a police state.

  8. Rabbi: “stupid people with less to do.” That sounds good. Whose side are you on?

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