Gun resembling Lego toy sparks backlash in US


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A US gun company is facing a backlash for producing a pistol that looks like a children's toy made of Lego. Culper Precision said its customised Glock weapon, named Block19, was developed to "highlight the pure enjoyment of the shooting sports".

 

But Danish toymaker Lego has written to the company demanding that it stop producing the weapon, which is covered in what looks like Lego bricks.

 

Gun control campaigners described the pistol as irresponsible and dangerous. Shannon Watts, of the Everytown for Gun Safety campaign group, said her organisation had contacted Lego about the customised Block19 last week, and that the Danish company had then sent a "cease and desist" letter to Culper Precision.

 

Ms Watts also criticised the gun company, which is based in Utah, saying there was a risk that children may be drawn to use firearms "even when guns don't look like toys".

 

Culper Precision said in a statement that it had chosen to release the Block19 in an attempt to show that guns were "for everyone" and that "owning and shooting firearms responsibly is a really enjoyable activity".

 

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57832053

 

The person who thought this was a great idea and the people who gave it the thumbs up must be ardent Trump supporters too.

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yeah ... that's something that doesn't need to exist and is just asking for trouble if a kid gets a hold of it thinking it's actually a toy ....

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In the words of Steve Gibson 

 

"What could possibly go wrong!?'

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That is just so dumb and irresponsible.  Hope Lego prevails...

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WTF?  Lego shouldn't even need to be the one taking action. Do we have any gun regulation in this country at all?

 

A better article--> https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/07/13/lego-gun-glock-controversy/

 

Every quote from this Brandon Scott who is the President of the gun company in question is dumber than the last. He have a real sickness in this country.

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20 minutes ago, Good Bot, Bad Bot said:

WTF?  Lego shouldn't even need to be the one taking action. Do we have any gun regulation in this country at all?

 

A better article--> https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/07/13/lego-gun-glock-controversy/

 

Every quote from this Brandon Scott who is the President of the gun company in the question is dumber than the last. He have a real sickness in this country.

It won't let me read that article without paying for a subscription.

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41 minutes ago, warwagon said:

It won't let me read that article without paying for a subscription.

Clear your cookies...

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US "Put orange tips on guns that are toys so we know"...... mfg "hey this whole gun looks like a toy good luck with that"

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It's cool from an engineering or gunsmiths perspective but definitely irresponsible. I didn't read the whole article but I doubt it's legal to sell. 

 

https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-me/legacy/2012/06/01/Summary of Federal Firearms Laws - 2010.pdf

 

 

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1 hour ago, xrobwx71 said:

It's cool from an engineering or gunsmiths perspective but definitely irresponsible. I didn't read the whole article but I doubt it's legal to sell. 

 

https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-me/legacy/2012/06/01/Summary of Federal Firearms Laws - 2010.pdf

 

 

It wasn't made out of actual lego. It was made to look like it, so how is it a "feat of engineering" ?  it isn't.

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1 hour ago, Steven P. said:

It wasn't made out of actual lego. It was made to look like it, so how is it a "feat of engineering" ?  it isn't.

If it was made out of actual lego, it would be a toy and would never, ever fire a bullet.

 

In order for the gun to work properly, the slide/chamber/barrel has to be steel. To fabricate something out of steel to look like a lego and have all the intricate parts working together is a feat of, if you prefer, "gunsmithing".

 

 

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It appears to be a copyright infringement, so time to call the lawyers. 

 

As to not looking the part of a mean, evil, gun this isn't new at all. The ladies in my family (and this part of the US)  have pistols which are pink, lavender, etc.

 

Bubble gum guns.

In bra holsters.

 

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This is the same type of ###### that cigarette companies did decades ago.... "Hook em while they're young..."

Disgusting.

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