Monday’s announcement that a Cuyahoga County grand jury would not indict two Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice reignited a debate over toy guns and airsoft pistols.
On Monday, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty said, “I want to call on the legislature, and the manufacturers of toy guns, not to make guns that look so much like the real thing.”
A NewsChannel5 viewer agreed. Nick Valencic sent us a picture of a pellet gun he snapped at a Strongsville Walmart. The gun, still wrapped in plastic, featured a chrome finish, with a black handle and it had no orange tip to distinguish it from bullet-powered guns.
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