You will see kids out on the weekends shooting each other with these guns (I have seen some with protective eye wear and some without) and even my students BRING these to class! I have 11 year olds who come up to me and say "teacher, look at my gun!"...I take a little peek into the bag and I think, "hmm...that's pretty cool...err...can you put that away now please?"
Where do these kids get their addiction with guns and shooting people? Kids in Korea are addicted to online computer games, whether it's Warcraft, Starcraft, Counter-Strike (I was hooked at one point; [dIRTy] pwnz j00), and the Korean-made Sudden Attack. Some of the favorite phrases my students like to shout include "head shot", "kill", "I am a killer", "knife shot" and a plethora of others. Lots of female students play computer games too, so it's not just the boys. Whenever I ask the same kids what they did on the weekend, an extremely popular answer is "I played computer game"...errr...you mean computer gameSSSSS!
Check out the selection of toy BB guns on display at Homever. We have the infamous AK-47 and some other rifles below:
These BB guns look extremely real. Most of them do not have a bright orange tip like most toy guns from back home so it would be hard to tell if it's a fake gun or not from a distance. If a kid was to pull out one of these suckers in Canada, someone would be calling the cops and weapons would be drawn, that's for sure!
Above: the Desert Eagle, Glock, and S&W 6906...for only 10,000w a piece, about $10USD.
A Beretta M92F...
Here's a comparison between an actual S&W 6906 vs the 1:1 scale BB model that is made in Korea (excuse the poor quality of the first picture, it's a crop):
Although there are a few missing details, how would a police officer tell the difference from 10 meters away?
So there you have it...if you ever spot some kids running around with real looking guns, they are most likely toy models--or they could be the real thing! Be safe and watch your back...or better yet, buy your own gun! Muhahahaha!