“Salisbury [Maryland] officials are considering a ban on toys and BB guns that look like real firearms in an attempt to prevent the type of shootings that have taken place across the country,” usatoday.com reports. “‘We’re seeing kids around the country getting killed because police think they have real guns,’ said City Councilman Muir Boda. ‘They don’t have time to figure out if they’re a real gun or not.'” Who the kids? Or the cops? Too soon? Anyway . . .
If Salisbury enacts legislation to ban replica firearms, the town that calls itself “The Comfortable Side of Coastal” will do so despite the fact that the Maryland legislature spiked a similar bill. Salisbury would then join other liberal strongholds with replica gun restrictions, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington and California.
I reckon a lot of these guns are bought by adults, who know that cops are understandably skittish around guns and gun-like objects. And it’s up to parents to decide whether or not their child can understand replica guns’ inherent dangers. To teach their children common sense police shooting control. Agreed?