U.S. officer shoots and kills 13-year-old boy after mistaking model gun for real one
A police officer shot and killed a middle school boy, 13, with a handgun on a street in Santa Rosa, northern California, U.S., on April 22. The boy was carrying a model automatic rifle.
mistakenly identified it as a real one. U.S. media reported on the 23rd.
According to police authorities, the officer was on patrol with a colleague when he spotted the boy walking with what appeared to be an automatic weapon. The officer called for backup units and also
The officers called for backup and approached the boy from behind, warning him to relinquish the gun. When the boy turned around, the muzzle of the gun appeared to be pointed toward the officers, and they opened fire.
The officers called an ambulance, but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Just the day before, on the 21st, a male student shot and killed a male teacher with a handgun and then committed suicide at a neighboring middle school in Nevada.
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.