What is it with these cops in the States? In the U.K. they take down a samurai warrior without firing a shot but in New York they kill people with toy guns?
A cop responding to frantic 911 calls Monday shot and killed the son of a retired New York State lawman who witnesses said was waving an imitation pistol outside a Brooklyn school.
Some students were still milling around Public School 194 a half-hour after dismissal, when parents and residents said they saw the man brandishing the silver-and-black toy gun.
George D'Amato, 22, pointed the gun at the officer outside the Sheepshead Bay school and refused orders to drop it, police sources said. "[The officer] fired three times," one of the sources told the Daily News.
And what's with the pro-gun resistance to laws which might protect against these incidents? Does it sometimes seem like the gun rights advocates tend to resist any laws touching on guns regardless of whether they make sense or not? Suggestions of banning certain toy guns or marking them in some way are usually met with mockery and derision. The idea of preventing gun manufacturers from making colorful guns which can be easily mistaken for toys is likewise laughed at. Why?
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