OK, but a bb gun that looks almost exactly like one still feels like a bad idea.
They're darn handy for training, I used a SAW that felt nearly exactly right, and was a good training tool.
I'm really good with folks playing at the exciting/terrifying part of soldier for fun. Just, have a tiny smidgen of sense. (And when I show up dressed like someone who has been without a - to give for some time, don't complain that my MOLLE gear is just off. I didn't wear my kilt much, but that vest did more desert time than you ever will.)
The laser / false round training weapons are wonderful for training, I agree. But the "official" color scheme should be restricted to official use and alteration to that color scheme should be some form of crime. People want to play Airsoft? Cool. Play Sci-Fi Airsoft. You want to play GI Joe? Go do a 4 year up. Or paintball. Or laser tag. Just stop with the "I need my fake gun to look like the big boys!". Its just dangerous.
Also, while it wasn't exactly the same thing, that incident is close enough to show the insanity of the current fad for SWATing.
SWATing should be punishable by 3 Elbows to the face by Bones Jones.
SCAR 17S. Civilian. Semi-Auto. May or may not be on my Xmas list. Currently playing "I need new ones, I'm tired of my old ones" rotation. Picked up a SOCOM II from SA. She fires NICE!