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January 27, 2016
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Politicians Think Orange Gun Will Save Lives

As if things weren't crazy enough, politicians in Massachusetts think that making a law to have an orange stripe on all replica and toy guns will help people decipher between a real gun and a toy gun. You know, because criminals don't have access to spray paint.There are a lot of reasons why this is a bad idea, very similar to the "Gun Free Zones" this does nothing to actually protect anyone and you know how we feel about Gun Free Zones. In fact, it makes everyone more unsafe, including the police.Their reasoning? Because replica guns have been used in a robbery and people are carrying them in the streets and it puts people at risk of being shot. Call me crazy, but maybe we should spend time teaching people that you should never, under any circumstances point a real or fake firearm at someone unless you intend to kill them.Here are some facts:

  • Criminals don't obey laws
  • Criminals can easily spray paint the orange away for a gun to appear real
  • Criminals can spray an orange line on real weapons to get a split-second of hesitation for their first shot

From MassLive.comThe Massachusetts House is set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would require all imitation firearms owned, made or sold in Massachusetts be marked to distinguish them from real guns.The bill would require replica guns to be painted a color other than black, blue, silver or aluminum and be marked with a non-removable orange stripe. There would be exceptions for antique firearms and for guns used for theater or film productions.The point of the policy would be to help the police and the public distinguish between fake and real guns.Norwood President Chief Bill Brooks, president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, which supports the bill, said his police force last month had an incident when a replica gun was used in a robbery.Particularly in urban areas, Brooks said there have been problems with people using fake guns in crimes and carrying them on the street. When an officer is unsure whether a gun is real or fake, Brooks said, "It puts people in jeopardy of being shot."Read the full story here[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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