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I used to have "cowboy pistols" as a child, "cap" guns which produced nothing more than a bang. But I wasn't wandering around with them in an environment where real guns were likely to appear.
If the police need to take action against people waving guns, it is also desirable, unfortunately, that they should take action against people waving things that look like guns. It makes life safer for everybody else.
I bet that stupid detective didn't bother to tell the teen to drop the BB gun. Police these days are yellow, way too quick to shoot someone.
Police drove up to a 12 year old boy sitting at a park bench who had a pellet gun pistol, not 3 seconds out of the car, they shot and killed Tamir Rice. What kind of mindset you must have to think kids at that age are a deadly threat to you. You couldn't use the PA system on the police car to tell him to drop it while staying a safe distance.
The way police are trained in the US, is the reason so many people get shot. If we trained our police like they do in the UK, we would see at least 60% drop in police use of deadly force.