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« on: October 20, 2009, 10:44:08 AM »

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/27982/nintendo-wii-hecklerampkoch-mp5-controller
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 10:49:06 AM »

Wow. Cripes how long will it be before a kid is accidentally shot when he's holding one of those?
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 11:42:31 AM »

Wow. Cripes how long will it be before a kid is accidentally shot when he's holding one of those?

No no!  Bad bad Timmy!!  Don't ever remove the orange tip Don't make me...
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 11:54:14 AM »

>kids/cops

I have a friend who runs a big gaming site. First thing he said was 'need to paint that orange tip.'
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 01:30:01 PM »

 ROFLMAO
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 10:00:19 PM »

I can see so many "Don't taze me bro!" coming...
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009, 09:28:38 AM »

Police have been fooled by less. Maybe instead of trying to regulate toy manufacturers we should just hire cops who know what a gun looks like. Novel idea, I know.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2009, 10:32:56 AM »

I think that's a bit harsh VS -

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a Chinese company at the show has upped the firepower with a 1:1 scale Heckler & Koch MP5 sub-machine gun for the Wii.





...dark room, looking for bad guys, kid's got one ... it's happened before. With the kind of willingness bad guys seem to show for killing cops these days, the paranoia level is at an all time high. I've got nothing but respect for guys that are on that edge every day. I certainly don't want the job.
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009, 10:40:13 AM »

If they would stay where they're needed (which is not on people's private property), then the problem would go away. No-knock raids and other such nonsense are the cause of mistaken deaths and police violence. The War on Drugs, like the War on Terror and the War on Poverty (or a war on pretty much anything, it's all just spin-speak) is a failure. It has created more problems than it has solved, and has enabled a huge rift to form between police and us, who they consider "civilians" (NEWS FLASH: YOU'RE A CIVILIAN TOO). A minor point it may be, but it highlights the difference they see between "them and us". Their job description is not conducive to being the stereotypical "good cop". They have a simple job. Their job is to arrest and gather evidence against you. It is not to care about your guilt or innocence, and thus they do not. Ever watch The First 48? It's rife with detectives who go out of their way to follow a hunch about a suspect's guilt, in the face of overwhelming evidence of his innocence. It always has to be said that I'm not some nutjob who hates police, and I realize there are "good cops", but going on anecdotal evidence alone they are the exception. Most of the cops I've met are merely highschool bullies who never wanted to stop bullying. What is even the purpose of no-knock raids? It's to sate the hormonal urges of jackbooted thugs (SWAT teams) who literally do nothing but work out and shoot roids all day (I know some of them personally!). There is no way any reasonable person would authorize a no-knock raid, much less come up with the idea. In response, courts are beginning to rule that it's OK to open fire on police officers in my home who do not clearly identify themselves as such. GOOD ON THEM. Violence begets violence.
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2009, 10:47:12 AM »

Exhibit A: http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2009/10/kill_a_kid_take_the_day_off.php
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2009, 11:01:41 AM »

You mistake my point VS - that is not a vindication of police activities, it's a nod of the head to the stresses that they are under and just how close that gun looks to the real thing.

Take a high school bully - or perhaps a dweeb that never got laid in high school, give him a badge and some perceived power. Now keep in mind that he's no natural superman, so he's being ordered into places that he's scared to be ... trigger happy, freaked out... at the end of the day, whether he should have been (somewhere) or not, if someone's dead because of mistaken gun identification, the person that dies loses ... and then we lose as a society.

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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2009, 11:08:06 AM »

Yeah I feel you.

I'm also jaded as I can't understand the desire or motivation to be a cop. A firefighter or EMT, sure. A cop? nah.
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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2009, 11:19:20 AM »

I'm also jaded as I can't understand the desire or motivation to be a cop. A firefighter or EMT, sure. A cop? nah.

oh BIG TIME.  Ditto Right on the dot meng.
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