Berita dari Kosmo! online.
Gambar diatas adalah senjata api airsoft yang dirampas dari seorang budak berusia 15 tahun dari Ipoh.Ada M4A1 CQB,MP5,pistol Glock dan Colt .45.
Persoalannya apakah tujuan budak itu memborong ‘senjata’ begitu banyak dengan kos yang menjangkau ribuan ringgit?
Aku sentiasa bersangka baik,sebabnya KALAU kerajaan Malaysia membenarkan pemilikan senjata airsoft,aku sendiri akan memborong dengan banyak.Tipikal pandangan umum ialah ianya akan digunakan untuk tujuan salah.Come on la.
Aku bagi contoh la ya,kalau kita minat kereta,kita boleh beli kereta,minat basikal boleh beli basikal,minat RC boleh beli RC toy,minat senjata api TAK BOLEH beli senjata api plastik!?What de heckk?!
Hobi merangsang kreativiti.Kalau kita sentiasa nampak sesuatu benda dari sudut negatif,maka berterusanlah negatif sampai kiamat.Tengok macamana kat luar negara,tonton Son of Gun atau American Gun.Benda-benda ni jadi bisnes,sambil ketip kuku pun boleh dismantle raifal.Kat sana war reenactment jadi mainan orang-orang dewasa.Crime rate lebih kurang kat sini je pun yang implement undang-undang pelik.
Pokok pangkalnya cipta satu saluran sah untuk benda-benda macam ni.Kat luar negara,senjata airsoft akan diwarnakan oren terang dibahagian muzzle brake untuk membezakannya dengan senjata sebenar.Dibawah adalah petikan artikel berkenaan airsoft gun yang diambil dari injury.findlaw.com.
Airsoft Guns - The Basics
-Airsoft guns are best compared to BB or pellet guns that are often manufactured to look just like real machine guns, rifles, and hand guns.
-Airsoft guns usually fire pellets via gas, spring, or electrical systems, and are used for paintball-style gaming, target practice, firearms training, and as movie props. Although they are often marketed as game-playing devices intended to simulate real combat with automatic or semi-automatic weapons, the use of Airsoft guns by children and grownups in other arenas appears to be growing.
-Because of Airsoft guns' sometimes uncanny resemblance to real firearms and the resulting potentially disastrous consequences, many laws and regulations affect the manufacture, importation, and ownership of Airsoft guns.
Airsoft Guns - Safety Concerns
-While Airsoft guns are often considered toys, the reality is that they are projectile weapons capable of inflicting harm. According to one study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2005 approximately 19,675 non-powder gun injuries were treated in United States emergency rooms. Of these injuries, 71 percent involved individuals 20 or under.
-Although that study was not limited to Airsoft guns, Airsoft guns fire their BBs at speeds of hundreds of feet per second, creating a real risk of serious eye injury. In fact, hospitals and healthcare professionals throughout the country have reported a significant rise in Airsoft-related eye injuries in recent years.
-Of greater concern, Airsoft gun ownership and use sometimes has deadly consequences. There have been numerous instances in which individuals (often youths) holding realistic-looking Airsoft guns were shot by police who thought the weapons were real.
- Because Airsoft guns are often viewed as toys, young people owning the weapons sometimes do not realize (or adequately evaluate) the risks posed by simply holding such a "toy."
-A 2003 Government Accountability Office report concluded "that scant data exist on the incidence of crimes, injuries, or deaths involving toy guns and on the long-term effects that childhood play with toy guns may have." Further, whatever incidents of toy gun injuries or fatalities were reported "probably do not represent an accurate or comprehensive reporting.
-" However, AirSoft gun injuries, their use in committing crimes, or their mistaken identification by the public and police, all occur on an almost weekly basis.
Airsoft Guns - Laws and Regulations
-The risks and consequences of Airsoft gun use have not gone unnoticed by the law. Airsoft is considered illegal(boringgggggg!!!!!!) in various countries such as Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore, and some countries like Canada prohibit the importation of "replica" Airsoft guns.
-However, federal importation laws in the United States simply require that all Airsoft guns transported within or imported into the country have barrels with a minimum 6mm wide blaze orange tip(seperti aku katakan diatas tadi), so as to avoid confusion with real firearms.
- Most retailers of Airsoft guns have disclaimers stating that their Airsoft guns are sold with an orange tip, and that it is illegal to remove the orange tip.
Furthermore, individuals in the U.S. must be 18 years of age or older to purchase an Airsoft gun.
-On the other hand, Airsoft guns are not classified as firearms and are legal for use by all ages under federal law. However, some municipalities and states place restrictions on Airsoft guns.
- New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, and parts of Michigan outlaw Airsoft guns entirely.
-Some countries have specific restrictions on Airsoft guns, such as maximum muzzle velocity standards, restrictions on use of trademarks of real firearms, and required use of 'unrealistic' coloring to distinguish Airsoft guns from actual firearms.
-Finally, states such as California have laws that make it a crime to brandish a look-alike gun in public. Furthermore, individuals using an Airsoft or replica gun to commit crimes will invariably be treated as though they had used an actual firearm.
*Gomen,tolong la approve benda ni,kalau kena buat lesen pun takde hal derr!