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(Florida Today)   Florida man with plastic gun killed by Florida police with real guns   (floridatoday.com ) divider line
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2014-03-05 12:39:31 PM  
See? The schools were right. Plastic guns ARE deadly.
 
2014-03-05 12:40:25 PM  
"during which he waved a pistol and yelled threats."

Doesn't matter if the gun is fake.
 
2014-03-05 12:40:56 PM  
And somebody will have a problem with this, I'm sure.

/pro tip....don't wave your fake gun around when cops are present
 
2014-03-05 12:42:13 PM  
Well, he certainly won't be doing that again.
 
2014-03-05 12:47:48 PM  
Next time, he'll make his fake gun out of a Pop Tart instead.  Assuming you believe in reincarnation.
 
2014-03-05 12:50:51 PM  
Best Princess Celestia


"during which he waved a pistol and yelled threats."

Doesn't matter if the gun is fake.

^ Pretty much this.

If it was some kid playing in his front yard, that would be one thing. This clown was doing everything he could to make sure everyone thought the gun was real. Nobody hates cops more than I do, but this was a good shoot.
 
2014-03-05 12:52:26 PM  
Florida man hates po-lice man. They have a fight, Police man win, degraded man, Florida man.
 
2014-03-05 12:53:20 PM  
I guess I'll make the obvious point that our mental health system in this country is in terrible shape.  But folks on the progun side only seem to talk about that fact when deflecting any discussion of new gun regulations.

/flameon.
 
2014-03-05 12:55:50 PM  
Weather's warming up, they're coming out of the wood work.
 
2014-03-05 01:00:39 PM  
It really is a bit of a shame that the Florida tag trumps the www.durbnpoisn.comli.com tag
But there you have it.

I'm pretty sure that it's not just good advice, but an actual LAW that states that using a weapon in a threatening manner, matters not if it is fake.  It's still a weapon.  It's still a threat.  That perception is all that matters.
 
2014-03-05 01:00:51 PM  
"I think it's important to keep in mind that our deputies are trained to respond to life and death situations and are forced to make split-second decisions with the best information they have available,"

When you have a three hour standoff with the guy, you can't use the split second decision

In three hours you couldn't take a photo of the gun? You couldn't spot that it is a fake? I have a shotgun at home (fake one obviously, no orange tip) and I can identify it as a fake gun in less than three hours. Plastic remains plastic.
 
2014-03-05 01:07:02 PM  
Nothing to see here, citizen, just a guy standing his ground.
 
2014-03-05 01:07:11 PM  

Chummer45: I guess I'll make the obvious point that our mental health system in this country is in terrible shape.  But folks on the progun side only seem to talk about that fact when deflecting any discussion of new gun regulations.

/flameon.


This AND movie theater popcorn just isn't as good as it could be.

//lude
 
gja
2014-03-05 01:08:43 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: "during which he waved a pistol and yelled threats."

Doesn't matter if the gun is fake.


Beee eye en geee oh!
forums.watchuseek.com
 
2014-03-05 01:09:56 PM  
Sometimes you just don't know the gun is fake, until after kill them. So, kiddies, remember that.
 
2014-03-05 01:15:22 PM  
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Knows the feeling.
 
2014-03-05 01:23:34 PM  
My little $30.00 airsoft is a "dead ringer" for the Taurus PT92, except for that little orange tip.  It is not all plastic, either.  I'd challenge you to tell the difference with the tip removed.  Here's the link:  http://www.airsoftmegastore.com/3313-kwc-airsoft-taurus-pt92-spring-m 9 -pistol-w-full-metal-slide.aspx
 
2014-03-05 01:28:32 PM  
Another 4 star general in command, I see.

Why not 5 stars, then we can have, "Brevard County, I have returned!", every time he gets back from vacation.
 
2014-03-05 01:32:22 PM  

chevydeuce: And somebody will have a problem with this, I'm sure.

/pro tip....don't wave your fake gun around when cops are present


Nor when cops aren't present. Someone might be watching your armed robbery from a block away through a rifle sight.
 
2014-03-05 01:42:08 PM  
Was he wielding a Magnum PI?
 
2014-03-05 01:57:43 PM  
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2014-03-05 04:08:53 PM  

Chummer45: I guess I'll make the obvious point that our mental health system in this country is in terrible shape.  But folks on the progun side only seem to talk about that fact when deflecting any discussion of new gun regulations.

/flameon.


Lets just say that the whole "suicide by cop" thing is taking care of the mental health system's shortfalls.
"Some men just need killin'."
 
2014-03-05 05:30:06 PM  
Should I be sorry that a dumbass is dead? I am not sorry that a dumbass is dead.
 
2014-03-05 06:44:58 PM  
Shouldn't he be riding in a that looks like an orange or something?

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2014-03-05 07:16:46 PM  
If you want to be like the military, pigs, change your ROE to no firing unless fired upon.
 
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