Last summer, a California police officer chased four teens with pellet guns that resembled high-powered weapons. A La Palma, Ca., officer, came close to shooting one of them, reports the Los Angeles Times. The popularity of the replica pellet guns has prompted a flurry of incidents in which officers mistook the replicas for more dangerous weapons. La Palma Police Chief Vince Giampa sought legislation to ban the air guns from being displayed in public. State Sen. Joe Dunn . . .
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