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01/22/2004 06:01:19 PM · #1
I'm kinda torn on this idea ... i like it for the novelty - but i can see it getting some people in trouble and i would never encourage children to use it
Digital Camera that really "shoots"
01/22/2004 06:03:08 PM · #2
thats disgusting!
01/22/2004 06:05:23 PM · #3
One of the biggest problems with devices made in the shape of guns is that your local police officer or gangster will not usually have time or inclination to investigate its true nature before shooting you.
01/22/2004 06:05:26 PM · #4
That would be cool for a game of photo assassin.
01/22/2004 06:05:43 PM · #5
That toy will get you shot in Dallas. I'll pass on this one, hahahaha.
01/22/2004 06:05:48 PM · #6
That is the stupidest thing I have seen! A great way to get shot by someone with a real gun!
01/22/2004 06:06:06 PM · #7
I can just see some idiot taking that to the airport! "But officer, I'm going to the US on a business trip. Really."
01/22/2004 06:06:59 PM · #8
That could be scary. What type of knuckle head thought of that?
01/22/2004 06:14:29 PM · #9
With toy guns going transparent or painted florescent colors. Now they make this. Stupid. Hopefully it's a concept that won't go to market. I can hear the lawyers now "Cha-Ching"($$$).
01/22/2004 06:15:05 PM · #10
I'll take 2
01/22/2004 06:17:30 PM · #11
I can't see people walking around the streets using them, but it would be good fun for playing around with mates :)
01/22/2004 06:33:41 PM · #12
Russian roulette anyone?
01/22/2004 06:36:06 PM · #13
I love the idea. the tenacity someone had to design something so un-PC. To thumb your nose so blatantly against the liberal desease that polutes this country. bravo!
01/23/2004 06:19:04 AM · #14
I can see someone getting their ass blown away because of this and then the manufacturer being sued. Good for them. I think it is hilarious, I want one.
01/23/2004 06:22:58 AM · #15
Pitty it wasn't around in the 'Maxwell Smart' days...lol. I have to agree though it's a bit far fetched and a little 'sick' for this day n' age. Grrrrr.....
01/23/2004 06:35:30 AM · #16
Stupid.

In Holland (where I originate from) it is illegal to have toy guns which closely resemble real guns. Toy guns need to have flashy colors, special shapes etc to be clearly recognisable so there can be no misunderstanding.

In Denmark where I live now, that is not the case, and toy guns look like real guns. They also have the highest percentage of bank robberies of total Europe. Makes you think .......


01/23/2004 07:24:48 AM · #17
Originally posted by willem:

Toy guns need to have flashy colors, special shapes etc to be clearly recognisable so there can be no misunderstanding.

whats to keep a robber, etc. painting a real gun flashy, and in neon colors to try to fool peace officers?
I grew up playing cops and robbers and cowboys and indians. The guns looked real back then, too. I don't remember kids getting shot by police. I think if I ever saw a grown man in a uniform, bearing down on me with a gun, telling me to drop it....no hesitation! It is down! I think the problem is an attitude of (usually teens getting shot) the kids that have no respect and then turn around and point the toy gun at REAL police.
01/23/2004 07:35:08 AM · #18
Originally posted by dacrazyrn:

I grew up playing cops and robbers and cowboys and indians. The guns looked real back then, too. I don't remember kids getting shot by police. I think if I ever saw a grown man in a uniform, bearing down on me with a gun, telling me to drop it....no hesitation! It is down!


I don't really want to get to political as that isn't the nature of the site but it might be worth consideration that when you were growing up and playing those games (as did I) 14-year old kids weren't carrying loaded handguns into the school for the purposes of intimidation, extortion or self-defense. Heck, it wasn't a big thing when I was in high school to carry a shotgun to school in a gun rack in the back of the truck window (veeerrrrryyy country area I grew up in). No one thought to run out to the truck to resolve differences. You just got a fat lip or busted the other kid's lip if there was a difference of opinion and no one around to stop it. Nowadays juveniles carry and use weapons. I just think its worth noting that some things that folks in their 30's or 40's in America took for granted growing up may have fallen victim to the social inflation of larger metropolitan areas or maybe its just the logical end to having so many firearms readily available. Who knows.
01/23/2004 08:16:10 AM · #19
Originally posted by KevinRiggs:

...I just think its worth noting that some things that folks in their 30's or 40's in America took for granted growing up may have fallen victim to the social inflation of larger metropolitan areas or maybe its just the logical end to having so many firearms readily available. Who knows.


I agree with you Kevin. I think a lot of this violence results from how the children are raised at home and the lack of values being taught by the parents.

I remember as a kid, we always had meals at the dinner table as a family and talked. If you wanted to go out, you had to be home by dinner or you had to wait until AFTER the family dinner. Nowadays, it is pretty rare to see this type of home life, a lot of times because of how society is today - forcing both parents to work, and many times work extremely long hours.

People, just don't blame the guns for the violence, because there is ALWAYS someone pulling the trigger.

I'll stop there for now...sorry for the semi-political post...not my norm. :-)
01/23/2004 08:30:59 AM · #20
Show me your boobies (while pointing the gun).
01/23/2004 08:52:45 AM · #21
Originally posted by dacrazyrn:

Originally posted by willem:

Toy guns need to have flashy colors, special shapes etc to be clearly recognisable so there can be no misunderstanding.

whats to keep a robber, etc. painting a real gun flashy, and in neon colors to try to fool peace officers?


Nothing, but at least they have done so with their own bad intentions and fully aware of what they did, so they risk being shot because of it...
And that is exactly why it is illegal in Holland to have real looking fake guns, to avoid both the people as well as police getting into uncecessary dangerous situations.

(you know that country ? ..... a lot of things which are illegal elsewhere are legal in Holland LOL)

At least you don't get innocent kids shot, because they are swaying around will real looking guns. The only guns they can get are clearly fake.

By the way, I am always amazed when I see real guns in the challenges. Amazed at how many people apparently own one.
01/23/2004 04:18:13 PM · #22
Originally posted by Jacko:

Show me your boobies (while pointing the gun).


*wipes tears* too funny, your poor wife.
01/23/2004 06:17:54 PM · #23
Looks like a good way to get your head blown off. No thanks, I'll pass.
01/23/2004 07:08:35 PM · #24
Show me your boobies (while pointing the gun).

Hey Jacko has Fatherhood turned you into a comic! Or have I been away too long?
01/23/2004 07:43:23 PM · #25
Originally posted by GeneralE:

One of the biggest problems with devices made in the shape of guns is that your local police officer or gangster will not usually have time or inclination to investigate its true nature before shooting you.



Eh! eh! eh! Now that will create a lot of Darwin Award nominees. Good for them!

"The Darwin Awards honor those who improve our gene pool... by removing themselves from it. (Of necessity, this honor is bestowed posthumously.)"

//www.darwinawards.com/
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