“Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 9500 block of Wayne Avenue around 1:25 a.m. Friday for reports of a man with a gun,” Cincinnati’s wlwt.com reports. “According to investigators, Orlando Lowery, 23, was found in possession of a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun that was painted red to resemble a toy gun.” Nope. As TTAG commentator bryce pointed out, “the Cobra or Lorcin FS 380 comes in that color from factory.” Besides, if the criminal really wanted to fool the cops into thinking he’s carrying a toy gun . . .
he would have given it an orange tip. Duh. As for the danger of criminals painting guns to look like toys, well of course they would. It’s classic disinformation.
Cops should treat every gun as if it’s loaded. And try not to shoot children playing with guns, whenever possible. (Define “children,” define “playing.”) Meanwhile, as TTAG tipster Illinois minion wrote . . .
If toys are to be painted bright colors to help indicate they are not real, is there an inverse law preventing ‘real’ guns from being colored these ‘bright’ colors?
Do we need (more) laws defining legal colors for real guns now?
He’s being ironic, right? Tell me he’s being ironic.