I'm putting these images up without comment, except to state that they are genuine PPQs - no toys, soft-air, blank-firing etc. and no photoshopping.
It is also bad that Police have told me that the they are trained to treat all "guns" as real, because people choose to paint real guns in toy colors. I have been told that children have gotten shot, at least in part, because of this.It's bad enough that we Do have Toy guns that can literally pass off as the real McCoy, unless you take a good look at the barrel.
There is always the distinct possibility that a would-be assailant could be reduced to fits of uncontrollable laughter on seeing a pistol like this pointed at him - thus effectively being disarmed without a shot being fired.Just terrible.
These are firearms. They are meant to be dangerous, and they are meant to be taken seriously.
The shotgun is green because it's loaded with bean bags. The color lets the officer positively and quickly identify which shotgun is loaded with lethal buckshot/slugs and which is loaded with less lethal beanbags.I was watching TV yesterday. News clip showing the cops using a shotgun to lob bean bags at some @sswipe. THE SHOTGUN WAS GREEN. This is NO chit.
I THINK that I'm agreeing with what you're saying here, but I don't understand WHO'S fear and ignorance you're talking about. Please clarify.The shotgun is green because it's loaded with bean bags. The color lets the officer positively and quickly identify which shotgun is loaded with lethal buckshot/slugs and which is loaded with less lethal beanbags.
I've always felt it was ridiculous to require toy guns to be brightly colored or be equipped with an orange muzzles. What's to keep somebody from painting up a real firearm the same way?
The real problem isn't the paint job. The real problem is irresponsible and criminal behavior; and reacting out of fear and ignorance.