DETROIT (WWJ) – State lawmakers are currently reviewing legislation that targets the use of certain toy guns. A planned proposal before the Senate would make it a crime to possess a toy gun that has its required markings removed or by having a real gun that is made up to look like a toy.
State Senate Republican Rick Jones said that this has become a major problem, especially within the gang community. “People are taking imitation firearms that look real, cutting off the orange end and then threatening people,” he said.In some cases, gang members have been shot to death by police for pointing modified toy guns at the police.
There is only one thing more stupid than pointing a gun at a police officer: pointing a gun at a police officer that won't fire anything more serious than a stream of water.