If some California state legislators get their way, soft air gun as well as such items as BB and pellet rifles and handguns would have to come in such exotic colors as pink or orange.
This, in order for the police to distinguish them from the real deal.
Talk about overkill, but that's California where logic and laws are often at polar opposite ends of the political spectrum.
Can you imagine Ralphie in "A Christmas Story" asking his parents for a pink-colored Daisy Red Ryder air rifle BB gun?
For that matter, picture a high-tech Olympic-grade $2,000 air rifle also being painted from stern to bow in hot orange.
No one said that common sense prevails in la-la Land.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn