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#26 jwasko

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:49 PM

still, if he doesn't either admit he was lying or show some decent evidence I'm going to see if I can report him for giving false information. :)


Dude, calm down. Unless you are being sarcastic...

Anyway, I don't think that you even are required (by law) to have an orange-tipped barrel on a Nerf blaster. I mean, paintball markers don't need them, right?

Airsoft guns do need them because most airsoft guns look very realistic other than the orange-tipped barrel.

That said, if you cosmetically modify a nerf blaster (or make a homemade) to look realistic and then paint it black, I would highly suggest adding some sort of orange tape to the barrel.

To those of you saying that "I nerf and no cops show up," that's probably becuse:
a.) no cops have a line of sight on you
b.) the civilians around you know what you're doing and/or are not concerned about it enough to call the cops (i.e., they are reasonable people)

If you should be confronted by a pollice officer, immediately stop what you are doing, put down your blaster and talk to him nicely. Explain what you are doing if you are given the chance, and show him some darts/stefans. There are reports of wars that were interuped (but not ended) when an officer showed up, saw what was really going on, and left.

To emphasize:
Even if your realistic-looking nerf blasters, paintball markers, and (especially) airsoft guns are properly marked, an officer can't know if you are actually holding a "fake" weapon or a disguised firearm. Plus, who knows how good his/her eyesight is?

So be sure to not aim your toy gun at an officer. Like I said, put it on the ground and take a few steps back. Explain what you are doing if given the chance, be polite, and do exactly as you're told exactly when you're told to do it.

Edited by jwasko, 30 July 2008 - 03:51 PM.

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#27 needak

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:53 PM

next time, just tell me right off the bat that it's a joke, my dad sometimes won't let me use Modded guns. and when someone is talking about what the law is, I don't tend to take it as a joke. Next time, just make it a bit more obvious.
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Why the fuck would you put a bullet in someones head when you can just pump the bastard full of stefans until he's got so many welts and goose-eggs he looks like blueberry with pimples?

#28 GMD

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:57 PM

it only says on the nerf gun
do not moddify darts of gun
for legal purposes and so if you get hurn by a modded gun/ dart ( really hurt/ death)
you cant blame/ sue Nerf/ Hasbro
oh ya i have the medical condition dysgraphia and that means i have bad spelling and grammar and cant help it so please dont juge me, i try my best

#29 Dayko

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:00 PM

If your really worried then use Google to look up the laws of your state, but I doubt you will find anything saying that you cannot modify Nerf Blasters.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:23 PM

thanks guys, i think I got enough, I'll post again if I have anymore trouble.
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Why the fuck would you put a bullet in someones head when you can just pump the bastard full of stefans until he's got so many welts and goose-eggs he looks like blueberry with pimples?

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:04 PM

So long as you keep the orange tip at the end of the barrel, you are legal.

Without the orange tip, the weapon (though not likely), can be considered a weapon. Legally, the orange tip is a marking that the gun is harmless. This is why airsoft guns have the orange tip, whereas true guns and BB rifles do not. They, aforementioned, have the potential to be lethal, and therefore do not have the orange tip.

I appologize to anyone if this is a repeat post of the same answer.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:15 PM

Oarnge tips are unneccesary and actually make gun crimes worst. A robber can paint the tip of his say AK-47 oarnge and pull it out, then a cop would have a hard time considoring to draw his gun or not. America is the only country that has the oarnge tip rule and you only have to have an oarnge tip to cross state boarders or play on public land.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:13 PM

Oarnge tips are unneccesary and actually make gun crimes worst. A robber can paint the tip of his say AK-47 oarnge and pull it out, then a cop would have a hard time considoring to draw his gun or not. America is the only country that has the oarnge tip rule and you only have to have an oarnge tip to cross state boarders or play on public land.


Judging from your odd spelling of the word "orange", Im going to assume you have never shot a gun. Also, this idea of painting the tip of the AK-47 orange is stupid. No matter what, no fake gun can replicate a gunshot, much less the 7.62 round. No cop would think twice about popping a criminal with a gun that looks real enough, orange tip or not, if the cop thinks his life is in danger, he's gonna fire.

Wanna prevent cops? Paint your guns.

When I say paint, I mean paint. Not black, I mean a neon color, lots of color. Dont make them mistakable for real guns. Its that simple. Look at Bags. Im pretty sure he has never been stopped by police with his outrageously flaming paintjobs (its ok, I respect you, and also paint my guns neon colors and am working on a "fag-finder")
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:44 PM

This thread is fucking retarded.

Keep an orange tip on your gun and don't shoot death darts.

Cops can then only really charge you on littering and trespassing.

Even then they won't REALLY care that much.

Hmm, working to stop speeders on the roads or keeping kids off some old guy's lawn.
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