Police Lieutenant Christopher Cook of the Arlington Police Department said that police officers in his precinct have witnessed the trend of suspects in crimes intentionally carrying imitation weapons, such as BB guns, rather than the authentic machinery.
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association member Jon Convery said that there have not been many court cases involving criminal behavior using a fake gun, but he contended that since there are a lot of residents in Texas who are registered to carry handguns, it is a dangerous business to commit a crime using any weapon, fake or real. Some states, such as New York, have banned the sale of fake weapons online, while others have imposed stiffer restrictions on how realistic they can look.
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