Replica guns are disallowed as they look realistic and can cause alarm, say lawyers

Replicas of a Glock pistol (left) and 1911 pistol (right). Every gun or replica gun has to be declared to the authorities, and owners must obtain licences for them.
Replicas of a Glock pistol (left) and 1911 pistol (right). Every gun or replica gun has to be declared to the authorities, and owners must obtain licences for them.ST PHOTO: CARA WONG

SINGAPORE - Replica guns like airsoft guns are dangerous primarily because of how similar they look to real guns, say lawyers.

They do not even have to be in working condition to be considered controlled items under the law, said criminal lawyer Rajan Supramaniam.

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