(Kalamazoo, September 7, 2005, 7:32 a.m.) They're called AirSoft guns, toy guns that can be altered to look exactly like the real thing.
That's why Kalamazoo city commissioners adopted an ordinance that says you can't use these types of guns in a threatening manner or imply that it's a real weapon.
Recently, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers nearly shot someone threatening them with a toy gun.
*** Comment: Talk about false information. Airsoft guns are not "altered to look exactly like the real thing". There is no alterations invovled. And what idiot would take an airsoft gun and threaten someone with a real gun?