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NC police warn of BB guns that look like the real thing

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Source: WSOC

SALISBURY, N.C. — Someone flashed what looked like a real gun to an undercover agent during a drug sting in Salisbury.

Authorities said it turned out to be a BB gun but, they’re concerned those BB guns could turn into a real danger for their officers and communities.

“(They are) extremely realistic,” the agent said. “A lot of the fake ones are to have an orange tip, and this one doesn’t. The way it appears, I think many people would look at it and think it’s a real gun.”

Someone showed the gun to another agent and bragged that it was a 9 mm, and authorities are seeing them more often now.

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