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    Law Proposed Requiring 'Lookalike' Guns to Be Brightly Colored

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Southwest Ohio authorities said Friday they arrested a man with a loaded handgun painted red to resemble a toy.
    The arrest came just four days after legislation was introduced in the state to require that lookalike guns be brightly colored or otherwise marked." bbm

    ^http://centurylink.net/news/read/cat...semble_toy-ap/

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    Quote Originally Posted by al66pine View Post
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Southwest Ohio authorities said Friday they arrested a man with a loaded handgun painted red to resemble a toy.
    The arrest came just four days after legislation was introduced in the state to require that lookalike guns be brightly colored or otherwise marked." bbm

    ^http://centurylink.net/news/read/cat...semble_toy-ap/
    What part didn't he get, that a MAN, carrying ANY TYPE of gun would draw attention?
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    It was just a matter of time

    My husband and I had talked about this and both predicted real guns would be painted as "toys" in an effort to deflect LE attention in the future.

    It doesn't matter how old you are chronologically. Criminals are going to HOPE that from a distance of a few feet, that a brightly painted gun will appear to be a toy. Tamir Rice was mistaken as a man because of his size and weight. 5'7" and 195 lbs.

    There's no trick criminals won't try if they think they can get by with it. Even if it's just to temporarily slow LE down.

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    More from link:"The legislation [introduced in Ohio] was modeled after a California law. Several other states and cities have similar laws.
    Some opponents of the bill have expressed skepticism about whether such measures would be effective in preventing fatal shootings, and some have suggested that criminals would try to disguise weapons to cause police to hesitate."

    Heck, yes, criminals have tried and will try to disguise lethal guns as toys.

    Should LEOs ASSume that a Barbie pink 'gun' is a toy? Or just ask, say to person brandishing 'gun' -

    'Excuse me, would you mind putting your gun on the floor/ground, so I can examine it more carefully
    to determine if it is capable of shooting bullets into me or others, rendering us dead here on the spot? If it's a lookalike, I'll give it right back.
    And if the object in your hand is a lethal weapon, would you refrain from shooting bystanders or me?
    I'd appreciate your cooperation, so I can decide whether to use stern voice commands, taser, stun gun, or duty weapon.'

    What about person w CCW permit, when person points 'gun' at him? Maybe at front door, in parking lot, at store cash register, or public park.

    'Looks to me like neon green object in your hand shoots only generally-harmless plastic pellets,
    but I'd like to take a closer look, before drawing my lawfully carried Glock. If you have a lethal gun, I'll walk away briskly.
    Would you oblige pls?'

    If, when, where lookalikes-in-bright-colors-only laws (LIBCO laws?) are passed, is ^this^ the likely scenario,
    and -
    - 'lookalike-gun' teen brandishers skip off to grandma's house for after school milk and cookies ?
    - 'lookalike-gun' adult brandishers continue on their way to church choir practice?

    Or do more LEOs and innocent bystanders, C-store clerks, and others get shot, some killed?

    Just wondering.

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    If you are carrying a gun of any color in public and pointing it towards people or refuse to put it down, police should have the right to consider you a threat. That is what the law should say. JMO.

    My cousin, former LE, posted this on facebook today.
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    ??? Sadly it's too late for that.
    Hello Kitty, Tiffany's, red, blue yellow, green....
    All REAL



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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    If you are carrying a gun of any color in public and pointing it towards people or refuse to put it down, police should have the right to consider you a threat. That is what the law should say. JMO.

    My cousin, former LE, posted this on facebook today.
    image.jpg
    Yep, hubby used to be LE. You can't really take that chance with Your own life by finding out if it's real the hard way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gngr~snap View Post
    ??? Sadly it's too late for that.
    Hello Kitty, Tiffany's, red, blue yellow, green....
    All REAL



    Well. How bleeping COOL is that? I can now buy a gun to accessorize with my outfit. I don't own a gun, would never allow one in my house.

    But it's reasurring to know that IF I wanted one, I could buy a Hello Kitty gun. They're just so damned cute they couldn't possibly KILL anyone, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDeah View Post
    My husband and I had talked about this and both predicted real guns would be painted as "toys" in an effort to deflect LE attention in the future.

    It doesn't matter how old you are chronologically. Criminals are going to HOPE that from a distance of a few feet, that a brightly painted gun will appear to be a toy. Tamir Rice was mistaken as a man because of his size and weight. 5'7" and 195 lbs.

    There's no trick criminals won't try if they think they can get by with it. Even if it's just to temporarily slow LE down.
    I'm sure you are right, but I'll take "temporarily" over "not at all".



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