Real or replica? Police take guns from kids

Posted at 8:12 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 20:12:03-05

Several guns were confiscated from three boys Saturday in Cleveland, according to police.

Cleveland police received a call for shots fired in the area of Detroit Avenue and West 110th Street.

The kids, 10, 13 and 14 years old, were in a backyard shooting the guns, police reported.

"It is a recipe for disaster," said CPPA President Steve Loomis. 

Loomis said the boys listened to police commands, the guns were confiscated and parents were contacted. 

Loomis said the safety tips of the BB and airsoft guns were removed, which is illegal, he added. 

Cleveland police are running into more situations where they must decide if a gun is real or a replica in a matter of seconds, according to Loomis.

"This isn't something that happens once in awhile, it happens on a daily basis somewhere in the city," said Loomis.