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City of Hopkins bans airsoft guns in public

Police pushed for the ban after responding to two 911 calls in which citizens reported seeing guns on the street. In one case, police drew their weapons and forced a suspect to the ground before they discovered the person was carrying an airsoft gun. Airsoft guns look very similar to real firearms but shoot plastic BBs.
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Police pushed for the ban after responding to two 911 calls in which citizens reported seeing guns on the street. In one case, police drew their weapons and forced a suspect to the ground before they discovered the person was carrying an airsoft gun. Airsoft guns look very similar to real firearms but shoot plastic BBs.

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