Hopkins, Minnesota council approves ban on airsoft guns.

Image: A Dboys M4A1 AEG/Wikipedia The Hopkins City Council voted…

Image: A Dboys M4A1 AEG/Wikipedia

The Hopkins City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that would ban Airsoft guns from public places.

Airsoft guns are a realistic-appearing toy that shoot plastic pellets not intended to injure. But they look so real that it’s sometimes difficult for trained professionals to tell the difference.

Hopkins Police said the similarity the toys have to real firearms have led to some tense moments in recent weeks for officers responding to calls of people with guns, all of which turned out to be Airsoft guns.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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  • Mike in Florida

    How hard can it be to see that orange barrel. This is a major overreaction. When I was growing up we use to carry loaded shotguns down the road when we went hunting.