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Old 06-09-2019, 09:07 PM   #7
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Default Re: Disguising a weapon as a toy

Originally Posted by The Colonel View Post
May be an urban myth but I've heard that some US criminals already do disguise their weapons as toys so that police officers will hesitate before opening fire. Of course, if your plan involves getting into a standup fight with the police and needs a few seconds of hesitation to make it work...
Originally Posted by Verjigorm View Post
Given the frequency at which unarmed people are shot by police who "thought" they saw a gun, I'm not sure this is really something criminals are trying to do.
Agreed, US Police forces have serious legal protections* that allow them to generally shoot first if they believe that they or the public is at risk.

*The protections are not with out cause, a better review process would be nice, but tricky to actually implement.
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