Minnesota: Moorhead considers replica gun ban

Moorhead considers replica gun ban





08/17/2010

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.

The city council is mixed on the request. Some are worried about adding any restrictions on gun rights, while others feel it would be a good move. It will be at least a month or two before the council votes on the issue.

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