U.S. officer shoots and kills 13-year-old boy after mistaking model gun for real one

On April 22, 2013, a 13-year-old boy named Andy Lopez was shot and killed by police in Santa Rosa, California while holding a model gun. The police officer mistook it for a real weapon and opened fire when he believed the boy was pointing the gun at him.

The incident sparked questions about gun control and the use of force by police in the United States. The U.S. is known for having relatively lax gun regulations, and the constitutional right to bear arms is fiercely protected. However, there is increasing criticism of the misuse of firearms and incidents where police officers have not responded appropriately.

The incident also raised concerns about the possession and sale of toy guns and replica firearms. Toy guns can easily be mistaken for real weapons, leading to potentially dangerous situations.

Japanese reactions to this incident included criticism of the lax gun regulations in the U.S. and questioning the judgment of police officers. There were also concerns about the possession of toy guns and replica firearms, as Japan has strict laws regulating them

Japanese Comment

Incidents like this are not going to go away from the US. It’s just too scary.

That’s how serious the child gun problem is.

I remember a similar story in Die Hard.

National Rifle Association (if the boy had been armed with a real gun, none of this would have happened)

“This is the boy’s fault.
It’s like walking down the street with a fake sword.”

I don’t understand how a country like this can act like the world’s police.

Walking around with a model gun in a gun society is too risky.

If 3D printers become popular, it will be no longer a problem for others.

The U.S. should start by regulating model guns.

Even if you’re 13 years old, if you’re big, you’re in trouble.

The National Rifle Association is the source.

“Some states ban model guns, let alone lighters shaped like guns.
You know they banned them in New York, right?”

You can have the real thing, but model guns are banned?

You should have just let it go, but you were trying to scare it away.

“I saw a picture on the news comparing the real ak47 to the replica ak47 the boy had, and the replica had the muzzle end cut off.
I think they probably took it because the orange markings on the muzzle tip are tacky, but it’s suicide to go out with that thing.
You’re on your own.”

It was worse than I thought.

“This is no good.
It’s because you didn’t carry it in a case in the first place.”

This is out of the question.

“This is not good.
In a country where live ammunition flies around on a daily basis, if you’re confronted with someone wielding something like this, you can’t help but knock them down.
I’m not going to let you beat me up.”

I don’t blame him.

If a 13-year-old boy in Japan was walking around with this kind of thing, he would be approached by the police.

“Of course, the police would have to deal with it.
But a kid walking around with a model gun in America, where guns are the law, is pretty much the same thing.”

You took the orange guy?

I thought they were designed to be so different that there’s no way to mistake them for anything else to prevent this from happening.

These days, they sell Marui electric guns and such. The muzzle is painted orange, though.

If you don’t do it before they do it, they’ll kill you.

By vadesu

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