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  • Taunton teens suspended over Airsoft Homecoming photo

    10/28/2014 4:52:11 PM PDT · by MeganC · 29 replies
    WHDH Boston ^ | 10/28/2014 | Kelli O'Hara
    TAUNTON, Mass. (WHDH) - Two teens from Taunton are facing 10-day suspensions over some pictures they took before Homecoming. The pictures in question show the two dressed in their Homecoming outfits holding Airsoft guns. “It's not like it happened at school, we had the guns [at home] and that's where the pictures were taken and they said it didn't matter,” Jaime Pereira said. "I guess the school took that as a threat but we didn't mean it in a threatening way." School officials say the pictures, which were captioned “Homecoming 2014,” created a scare. “What it's about is a coupled...
  • St. John deputy shoots suspect toting air gun

    07/09/2014 2:31:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/9/14 | Drew Broach
    A deputy shot a man carrying an unmarked "air soft gun" during a domestic violence investigation Wednesday morning in Edgard, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office said. The suspect, identified as Kirk Bovie, 49, was wounded in the upper leg and taken to University Hospital in New Orleans.An air soft gun is a non-lethal replica of a real firearm. It typically fires plastic ammunition and is used in recreation and law enforcement training. Such replicas often have an orange tip, to better distinguish them from real guns. But in this case, the Sheriff's Office said, the orange tip...
  • Boys punished for firing airsoft guns (Update - Suspended for the rest of the school year)

    09/25/2013 7:12:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies ^ | 9-25-2013 | Andy Fox
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Three Virginia Beach seventh graders learned their fates Tuesday morning when they were suspended for shooting airsoft guns on private property. During a hearing with a disciplinary committee Tuesday morning, Aidan Clark, Khalid Caraballo and a third friend were given long-term suspensions in a unanimous vote. The suspensions will last until June, but a hearing will be held January 27 to determine if they will be allowed back in school sooner. The students' parents initially told WAVY News' Andy Fox their children were expelled, but when Fox looked at the official letter from the school,...
  • Seventh Graders Now Expelled For Playing With Pellet Gun Off School Grounds

    09/24/2013 12:40:12 PM PDT · by VaeVictis · 33 replies
    Hit and Run Blog ^ | September 24, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Instead of pressing charges with the children, the concerned mother calling 911 should have got slapped with a false 911 call. (Technically she should have called the police line for non emergencies.) What is the world coming to.... that kids can no longer be seen playing with plastic guns? I grew up doing that with my cousins since I was 4. It would be nice of the local governments steps in and seriously scolds the education administration. - Vae Victis
  • Student Faces Expulsion For Playing With Toy Gun In His Own Yard

    09/24/2013 7:30:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies ^ | 9-24-2013 | John Hawkins
    A suspended seventh-grade student in Virginia Beach, Va., could be expelled for the rest of the school year for shooting an airsoft gun with a friend in his yard as they waited for the bus to come. Khalid Caraballo, 12, and his friend, Aidan, were suspended for “possession, handling and use of a firearm” because they “shot two other friends who were with them while playing” with the airsoft guns, WAVY-TV reported. …Caraballo answered “no, sir,” when asked if he took the toy gun to the bus stop or to school. “We were in our yard. This had nothing to...
  • 5 arrested on hate crime charges after man in French Quarter reports being fired on by pellet gun

    09/07/2013 11:16:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/6/13 | Helen Freund
    Five teenagers were jailed on hate crime charges after police said they fired an assault-style pellet gun at a man in the French Quarter and yelled homophobic and racist slurs. George Brown, 18; O'na Reed, 19; Jazz Henry, 17; and two juveniles were arrested Sunday (Sept. 1) after police say they fired pellets from an air assault rifle, injuring a man who was seated on his front steps in the French Quarter. Their arrests followed a report by a man who said he was sitting on the steps of his front porch in the 1100 block of Burgundy Street around...
  • Teacher Threatened My Son, Questioned His Mental State Over Photo Of BB Gun

    03/04/2013 12:38:49 PM PST · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | 3-2-2013 | Tony Katz
    Full Title - "Actor Joseph C. Phillips: Teacher Threatened My Son, Questioned His Mental State Over Photo Of BB Gun" In California, gun hysteria has reached such fanatical heights that teachers now feel empowered to confiscate student property, disregard their privacy, question their mental state and threaten police action – in front of other students. All have happened to the son of actor and entrepreneur Joseph C. Phillips, at El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, CA.Phillips, best known for his role as Lt. Martin Kendall on The Cosby Show, lives with his wife and three sons in the...
  • Prosecutor: Man with military gear near W.Va. school was ‘highly intoxicated’

    08/23/2012 7:48:30 PM PDT · by ClayinVA · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/23/2012 | Associated Press
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A prosecutor says a Virginia National Guard member was “highly intoxicated,” more than double the legal limit for drivers, when police arrested him for running near two Martinsburg schools in desert camouflage and toting an AR-15 training rifle. William Everett Alemar’s blood-alcohol content was more than 0.20 percent, Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said Thursday. West Virginia’s threshold for drivers is 0.08 percent. Games-Neely also said the terrorism charge filed against Alemar is the right one for the circumstances.
  • Just sporty fun with guns? New Wickford range aims to win over critics(UK)

    07/16/2012 6:44:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 16 July, 2012 | NA
    With five ranges of varying sizes, obstacles and targets, the Brock Hill Road centre offers people the chance to use airsoft guns in a competitive environment. But the aim is not just to fire plastic ball bearings at targets, there is also an educational aspect. "Ever since guns were banned there has been a misunderstanding behind them all," said Mr Slater. "I love airsoft, and with this you can turn it into a proper sport." Airsoft guns are replica firearms that use compressed gas to fire plastic pellets. They are non-lethal and make limited sound. Mr Slater, from Benfleet, is...
  • Police in Arizona Shoot Man Holding 9-Month Old Baby

    02/17/2012 10:09:38 AM PST · by An American! · 119 replies
    Salem News ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | Tim King Salem
    (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) - An unarmed Arizona grandfather was blasted in the head this week by a police officer who killed the man because he "thought" he had a weapon. This was the particular officer's sixth fatal shooting in the line of duty, it happened Tuesday night in Scottsdale, "There were at least three officers in position to engage the suspect. At least one of the officers thought he saw something in the suspect's hands," Scottsdale Police Sgt. Mark Clark told Arizona's KPNX.
  • Airsoft Insanity. ATF,

    11/12/2010 6:31:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 11 November, 2010 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Just in time for Christmas: ATF Deputy Director Kenneth Melson as the Grinch. "Idle bureaucrats are the devil's playthings." So, the ATF doubles down on stupidity with this ruling from the Grinch. I can't wait to see the PR consequences of this one, and, better, what the GOP oversight committees dig out about the hows and whys of the agency covering for the oversteps of a moronic field supervisor. I love it. What I'd love even more is to watch while Melson takes his life in his own hands and actually SHOOTS one of these ATF-modified Airsofts while holding it....
  • Toy Gun Sold in U.S. Can Easily be Converted to the Real Thing

    05/15/2010 4:19:19 PM PDT · by HogsBreath · 32 replies · 1,699+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2010 | Diane Macedo
    Felons, illegal immigrants and all others banned from buying a gun in the United States have a new alternative if they’re looking to get their hands on a firearm: Just buy a toy. A investigation reveals that a popular recreational pellet gun can be converted easily to a real semi-automatic weapon. And while the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is already aware of the issue, these “toys” -- new, top-of-the-line airsoft rifles -- continue to be sold throughout the country.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Toy Gun Sold in U.S. Can Easily be Converted to the Real Thing..

    05/14/2010 2:05:41 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 38 replies · 1,284+ views
    fox news ^ | may 6 2010 | By Diane Macedo
    A investigation reveals that a popular recreational pellet gun can be converted easily to a real semi-automatic weapon. And while the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is already aware of the issue, these “toys” -- new, top-of-the-line airsoft rifles -- continue to be sold throughout the country
  • Toy Gun Sold in U.S. Can Easily be Converted to the Real Thing

    05/14/2010 11:18:22 AM PDT · by grady · 106 replies · 3,126+ views ^ | May 6, 2010 | Diane Macedo
    “The airsoft can be converted to an AR-15,” firearms manufacturer Leo Gonnuscio told after testing the make and model of airsoft guns seized by the ATF. Having concluded that several other airsoft guns could not be converted to fire real ammunition, Gonnuscio said he was surprised to find that he was able to to transform this particular gun to the real thing -- and with “minimal work,” because its bottom half, or “receiver,” is so similar to an AR-15's. To make the airsoft receiver function just like an AR-15’s, Gonnuscio said, “All you have to do is drill one...
  • ATF seizes 30 toy guns, infuriating local business owner

    02/28/2010 5:56:07 AM PST · by Harrius Magnus · 132 replies · 4,146+ views
    Koin Local 6 ^ | 2/26/2010 | Alexis Del Cid
    CORNELIUS, Ore. - A local business owner is flabbergasted after a shipment of 30 toy guns for his store was confiscated by ATF agents in Tacoma. Brad Martin and his son, Ben, sell the Airsoft BB guns from their store in Cornelius where they’ve been in business for seven years. The Martins said they buy their stock from Taiwan because the merchandise is less expensive. But the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives seized a shipment of 30 in October. That shipment is worth around $12,000 and the ATF is promising to destroy the entire shipment. Special Agent Kelvin...
  • BATFE Believes M4 Airsoft Guns Can Be Converted To Bullet Firing Full Automatic Rifles

    02/26/2010 5:53:38 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 74 replies · 2,019+ views
    United States Customs seized 30 M4 look alike Airsoft rifles, pictured left, in Tacoma. The Feds claim they can be easily be converted to actually shoot full automatic with live ammunition. BATFE says that parts could be switched out quickly to allow them to fire live ammunition. This is sure to cause huge differences of opinion over whether the Airsoft gun can actually be easily converted to actually fire 5.56mm ammunition on full automatic. These toy rifles look like M4’s. They do not have the bright orange tips to show they are toys. BATFE Agents say that they feel like...
  • Customs intercepts shipment of guns at Port of Tacoma (AIRSOFT)

    02/24/2010 3:44:12 PM PST · by Flavius · 34 replies · 1,299+ views
    seatlle ^ | 02/24/10 | THE NEWS TRIBUNE
    Customs officers seized 30 machine guns at the Port of Tacoma, a Customs & Border Protection news release announced today. The weapons, copies of M-4 automatic rifles, arrived in a 40-foot container on Oct. 20, 2009, the news release said. The shipment, listed on the manifest as “Toys and Parts,” was valued at $10,000 and came from a manufacturer in Taiwan.
  • UK: Muslim outrage over 'corporate war game' where office workers shoot enemies dressed as Arabs

    04/08/2008 1:42:55 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 149+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 7, 2008
    Muslim outrage over 'corporate war game' where office workers shoot enemies dressed as ArabsLast updated at 15:06pm on 7th April 2008  Muslim leaders condemned a new war game where teams of soldiers shoot at enemies - dressed as Arabs.   Men in camouflaged military gear battle opponents wearing shemaghs - the traditional headdress of Arab men - at Zulu 1 Tactical Airsoft Simulations. Participants use replica machine guns, pistols and sniper rifles which fire 6mm BB rounds at a 20-acre former RAF hospital in Nocton, Lincs. Images from the company's website show soldiers pointing rifles at hooded "Arab" men spreadeagled...
  • This guy is as crazy as they come (vanity)

    11/28/2007 7:08:15 PM PST · by RWB Patriot · 3 replies · 94+ views
    11-28-07 | RWB Patriot
    All right, I'm a member of this forum, Airsoft Forum, because I'm into Airsoft (next best thing to being in the military). Well, about two days ago, I try to get on the forum and it takes me to this YouTube page with a video about the end of America or something like that (what little I could tell just by the info provided by the poster was that they included 'proof' that 911 was an inside job) Believe me I was totally bewildered as to what was going on. I got on today and it was back to normal....
  • NJ: Bill introduced to clarify that “airsoft” guns are firearms.

    11/09/2007 1:32:20 PM PST · by KeyesPlease · 64 replies · 5,619+ views
    NJ Legislature ^ | 11-08-07 | NJ Legislature
    STATEMENT This bill would clarify that “airsoft” guns constitute firearms and therefore are subject to this State’s strict laws regulating the sale, possession, and use of firearms. Airsoft guns are replica firearms used primarily for sporting and recreational purposes, including military games. They use compressed-air, gas, or spring or electric-operated pistons to shoot non-metallic pellets or balls. Because these guns shoot plastic rather than metal pellets, it is not clear under current law whether they are considered firearms similar to “BB” guns. Therefore, the bill revises the definition of a firearm by specifying that any air gun, spring gun, gun...