Man Turns Water Gun Into Actual Shotgun
According to Fox 26:
Fresno Police say 54-year-old Randy Smith was walking in the area of Barton and Nevada on Saturday night.
He had a “Super Soaker” water gun hanging around his neck from a sling.
Normally, officers might not think much of it. But police say they were just briefed about people turning toys into shotguns. So they stopped Smith, and sure enough, instead of water inside his gun, he had a real shotgun shell. “He took the Super Soaker apart, was able to fashion a barrel to where he was able to make what's considered a zip gun, where you can fire one round through it. In this case it was a 20 gauge shotgun shell,” Hudson said.
“The guy that made that gun, he probably got maybe $30 worth of parts,” Bill Mayfield, who works at Gilmay Guns in Fresno, said.
“The firearms cartridge with the gun powder is an explosive. The device they're building has to be able to contain the pressure of that explosion,” Mayfield said. “So they're just relying on, maybe this will hold up. Well, you could be putting a gun next to your head, or you could be putting a hand grenade next to your head.”