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If someone was waving this around in your face, would you know it's fake?


a man approached my daughter's school yesterday waving this around at the crossing guards and threatening them. it was right after release around 2:30. we were already home as were most students, but there were still children on campus. 

the man was obviously psycho because in the article (which im choosing not to post given that it names my daughter's school and our city) it says he was begging the police to shoot him. thankfully we have a deputy on campus at all times now in the wake of the sandy hook shooting. he's in jail now. 


still, i thought all BB guns (which is what this is) had to have some red or yellow tip that indicated it's not an actual gun? 

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Asked by tnm786 at 5:27 PM on Apr. 24, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (16)
  • The orange tip is for toys. That is a real air pistol, not a toy.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:31 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • No, I wouldn't know. Thankfully he is now in jail. He was still threatening. And, still could've hurt a student.

    Answer by 3libras at 5:32 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • i would not be able to tell the difference. up close it looks kinda plastic-y but in a nervous acting man's hands id assume it was real.

    Answer by okmanders at 5:32 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • derp. i just realized the website is plastered on the picture lol oh well...

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 5:34 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • How scary! Many toy guns look very real nowadays, and I would think they'd look especially frightening in the hands of a psycho at a school.

    Answer by Ballad at 5:42 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • A BB gun IS an actual gun. It's not of the same caliber as handguns or rifles, but it's a real gun, as opposed to a NERF gun or other toy gun. Toy guns, as in plastic toys for kids to play cops and robbers with, are the ones that have an orange tip on them.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 6:04 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • Cap guns, nerf guns, etc have the orange tip. BB guns are real guns though and can still hurt people.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 6:09 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • my ex came trick or treating with us this past halloween and wore parts of his old uniform (army) and brought a BB gun with him. it had the tip on it and shot pellets out of it. i guess thats why im confused about the differentiation between BB guns and other types of pistols/hand guns. his was even designed like a rifle almost.

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 6:15 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • ^^ what okmanders said.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:49 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

  • Lookes real to me.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:00 PM on Apr. 24, 2013

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