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.
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.