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    ATF siezes dangerous weapons!

    They just seized $20,000 worth of machine.... that is to say, BB guns that shoot plastic BBs.

    They're keeping us safe from plastic BB shooting airsoft rifles.

    ATF Dodges FOIA, Still Has Seized BB Guns (Part IV)



    It was only a month ago that a bizarre story broke in the Pacific Northwest, as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers trumpeted their seizure of what they claimed were more than two dozen machine guns disguised as toys.

    The problem with the CBP claim was that the items seized were 16 WE TTI (WE Tech) M4A1 and 14 WE TTI (WE Tech) M4 CQBR gas blowback Airsoft rifles that shoot plastic BBs.

    They really were toys.

    But instead of admitting they canít tell a toy gun from a real one, CBP turned these Airsoft rifles over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the agency agreed that these pot-metal made, plastic BB-shooting plinkers were honest-to-God firearms.

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    Looks real.
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    Re: ATF siezes dangerous weapons!

    Aren't airsoft legally required to have red tips to signify they are airsoft?
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    Re: ATF siezes dangerous weapons!

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post


    Looks real.
    Real enough to fool the people at ATF. You would think that they would have some experience to go on, though, and be able to feel it, heft it, examine it, and determine it to be a toy.

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    Re: ATF siezes dangerous weapons!

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post


    Looks real.



    actually it doesnt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    actually it doesnt.
    Actually this looks more like a toy:

    But it isn't.
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    Real or not?

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    Re: ATF siezes dangerous weapons!

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Real or not?
    Real
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    Re: ATF siezes dangerous weapons!

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Real or not?

    unless you know the reference on the upper receiver it is hard to say. I saw japanese airsoft guns that looked like real berettas. and since I carried a beretta for several years and won a bunch of tournaments shooting berettas I wasn't easily fooled.

    The ATF has some good agents, and some incredible dorks. The RAC for ATF in Cincinnati about 20 years ago was probably the best pistol shot in Ohio and now is a range master at a popular gun club. He was the only guy I worried about losing to in PPC. He wouldn't be fooled by an Air Soft gun.

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    I'd be scared to let them carry a nerf pistol on duty
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    Why would you not want to register your weapon?

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    Re: ATF siezes dangerous weapons!

    The article only furthers my certainty that ATF should be privatized and turned into a convenience store. I really couldn't imagine a better store than one that sells Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
    Last edited by Areopagitican; 04-26-10 at 08:03 PM.

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