WATERBURY, CT. 20 October 2010-102010SV03--Anyone who is 18 and older can buy a BB gun that resembles an actual firearm. Air guns sold in places like the Sports Authority no longer have orange-tipped barrels that distinguish them from actual firearms and some even . In cities, including Waterbury, the guns are continually being used in street robberies, bank heists and convenience store stickups where victims are threatened with them. This is an example of one of those BB guns photographed in Waterbury Wednesday.
Steven Valenti Republican-American