#54 | Posted by soheifox
Clearly your memory differs from mine. Nonetheless, there are several here who keep trying to excuse the action of the cops.
"Shouldn't all toy guns have some sort of orange or red indicator that they are toys? Just so this sort of misidentification doesn't happen?"
"when I find something I want I put it in the cart and tend not to wave it around."
"Why unbox a bb gun in a store anyways?"
"the guy could have been an active shooter."
"why, on God's green earth, didn't he just drop this item into a basket if he was going to buy it?"
"you do make a solid point that taking the item out of its packaging certainly increases the chances of it being misidentified."
"Did he take this air gun out of packaging?"
More to the point, I have yet to hear about an "open carry demonstrator" carrying a real rifle being shot by police. In the same time we've seen this guy being shot, the guy with the toy sword, I believe there was another guy carrying an umbrella, all of them black, if I recall correctly.