GUN Nerd with replica star wars blaster arrested :australia:

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Force against Star Wars fan

    Fri May 25, 11:01 AM ET

    CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian movie fan on his way to pose for a Star Wars 30th anniversary photo shoot was arrested by police after his replica laser pistol was mistaken for a more earthly machine gun, media reported on Friday.
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    The 32-year-old man, dressed in black and carrying a backpack with a replica laser blaster poking out the side, alarmed diners at a food court in central Melbourne.

    "It was a replica gun. We weren't sure what we were dealing with," Senior-Constable Daniel Sage told the Herald Sun newspaper. Photographs showed a gun closely resembling the weapon carried by Star Wars rogue Han Solo in the cinema classic.

    The man had been on his way to pose for a community newspaper ahead of the 30th Star Wars movie anniversary when he was surrounded by armed police, forced to the ground and handcuffed.

    Police said despite being a harmless replica and a close match to a weapon from a galaxy far, far away, the man would be charged with possessing an unregistered firearm.

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    oh dear god :rofl:
     
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    that's a bit odd as there are stars wars conventions held in the capital city and you often see dozens of 'imperial stormtroopers' in the city centre all with those blasters and everyone has a laugh about it
     
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    doesnt the definition of firearm have the word gunpowder in it somewhere? i would think that shit would get thrown out quick.
     
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    mistaken for a machine gun?
     
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    Not just any gun. A MACHINE GUN!!11111111
     
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    assault pistol
     
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    SBandit4 If shit hits the fan, just make sure you have a go

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    That is some crazy shit. "Well, he didn't have a real gun, but we're gonna shove a stick up his ass anyway.":ugh:
     
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    lol @ confusing something that clearly resembles a war relic with a machine pistol :rofl:
     
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    Well...it IS a Mauser. I can understand the call being made, but not the filing of charges.
     
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    Yes but they called it a machine gun. Its not even a machine pistol
     
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    Wrong blaster. This is an imperial blaster:

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    The article specified Han Solo's blaster. :slap:
     
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    Oh god, here we go with the Star Wars nerdy shit. :rolleyes:


    jk :coolugh:
     
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    Did they just copy a sterling and a broomhandle and hoped nobody would notice?:rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Don't they forbid any kind of firearm expect hunting rifles in Ozland?
     
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    Reading comprehension > me :o :rofl:
     
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    I don't think it does. My friend got a discharging firearm in city limits ticket for using a compound bow and a carp arrow.
     

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