Moorhead police want it to be illegal to carry a replica gun in public. Officers say it will protect them and others who may be threatening with the fake guns. Police chief Dave Ebinger told the city council it's hard to tell whether the gun is a real firearm or not and that officers are forced to treat the replicas as though they are real. The chief also questions whether people with criminal records should be allowed to have replicas, since they are not allowed to have the real thing.
Read Original at: KFGO (Moorhead, Minn.)