As reported, a 17 year old allegedly entered an internet cafe in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a banana under his shirt. The teenager is then said to have pretended that the banana was a gun, while demanding money. The cafe’s owner and customers tackled the would-be robber, and called the police. However before the police arrived, the teenager is said to have eaten the banana, causing police to jokingly suggest that he also be charged with destroying evidence. The banana’s peel was recovered, and photographed as evidence, while the teenager has been charged with armed robbery.
I was looking through my server logs when I noticed that several people had arrived at LearnAboutGuns.com after searching for phrases such as “can i carry a fake gun” or “Illinois fake gun law.” It would seem that these individuals were looking for information on the ramifications of carrying a fake gun. Let me unequivocally say that it is a bad idea to carry a fake gun:
The Sun Times reports that rural Indian villagers burned hundreds of toy guns in protest of the civil unrest and militant groups that have killed over 5,000 people in the last decade. The violence perpetrated by these militants and criminals is tragic, but blaming guns is irrational, pointless, and won’t solve the Indian’s problem with violence.