Bang Bang I’m Dumb

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

Last night, at a NYC metro area mall, I felt for cops. Looking for a parking spot, I see a guy–20s–get out of his car, hold up a toy (I assume) pistol and check to make sure it has “ammo.” Then takes it and looks around the lot for a target. Now, anyone could have reasonably assumed the guy was armed when he stepped out of the car. It’s the kind of stupidity cops deal with everyday–and occasionally lose their careers or worse over. I’m not a ban-the-toy-guns person, but I am a teach-them-not-to-be-morons person.

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