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