It only needs to look like a real gun in order to be treated like a real gun. The kid will be dead and the cop will be traumatized for the rest of his life because he killed a kid with an airsoft pistol.
Be aware of the following:
AirSoft pistols have the orange tip. CO2 powered BB guns do not, but they are still classified as toys.
- A can of orange paint will make any gun look like an Airsoft gun.
- And what about guns that are actually concealed inside toys?
Like this one?
Or this one?
These are both real firearms.
One final picture for your consideration:
More importantly if I’m a cop, I’m not going to take the time to notice the gun on the left has a smaller interior barrel which fires CO2 powered BBs. If I’m 50 yards away, I can’t see that. All I see is a guy with a gun. Pointed at me. If you stop to think (as the meme says), you’re dead.