airsoft....gotta buy me one..who knew??

airsoft....gotta buy me one..who knew??

Felons, illegal immigrants and all others banned from buying a gun in the United States have a new alternative if they’re looking to get their hands on a firearm: Just buy a toy.

A FoxNews.com investigation reveals that a popular recreational pellet gun can be converted easily to a real semi-automatic weapon. And while the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is already aware of the issue, these “toys” -- new, top-of-the-line airsoft rifles -- continue to be sold throughout the country.

Like paintball without the paint, the propane-powered airsoft guns are designed to shoot quarter-inch plastic pellets and are generally used for recreation or in military and law enforcement training.

When the ATF seized a shipment of 30 of these guns in October from a port in Tacoma, Wash., it said they could be “readily convertible” to machine guns. But gun experts called that claim absurd and said the ATF was overstepping its bounds.

Now one of those critics is reversing his position, saying at least one airsoft manufacturer has taken the quest to be authentic a little too far.

“The airsoft can be converted to an AR-15,” firearms manufacturer Leo Gonnuscio told FoxNews.com after testing the make and model of airsoft guns seized by the ATF.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 1:04 PM

hillbilly77

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Anybody that thinks an airsoft gun can be made real needs to be pistol whipped.

“If ever time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced Patriots to prevent it's ruin."Samuel Adams
4 years 23 weeks ago, 1:38 PM

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i'm all for

the gangbangers getting ahold of these converted babies,make sure they get a proper cheek weld when the pop a cap in someones ass too!

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:56 PM

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They have a "pot metal" barrel which the doctors would be picking out of your face (assuming survival) you could build a safer gun at home depot out of schedule 40 gas pipe, a bridgeport mill and a few other goodies...not as if that is something that I would ever do mind you!!!

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