Police Expressing Concern About Real-Looking Fake Guns

John Liddle
June 28, 2019 - 10:55 am
Real Gun Or Fake Gun?



ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - They're an incredible danger to the community, and they're not even real. 

Fake guns are on the rise, and police departments are understandably concerned.

"Officers can not readily distinguish between a real gun and a fake gun," Lieutenant Christopher Cook with the Arlington Police Department said. 

In the last two weeks, Arlington Police have responded to at least two incidents where very real-looking fake guns were recovered in investigations. One airsoft gun looked like an AK-47, and two BB guns, with flashlights attached, were recovered in an investigation of a shooting.

"We know there's going to be an incident where an officer shoots and kills someone (carrying) a BB gun," Cook said.

Cook added that they want help from fake gun manufactures and legislators to make it illegal to construct fake guns that look real.