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Intruder held at gunpoint with... video game gun? (Pennsylvania)

Resource: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/06/29/Police-Resident-holds-up-potential-burglar-with-prop-gun/stories/201406290224
I don't even know how this is possible. I've been a gamer for a very long time and other than some concepts that never became reality (vaporware) I've never seen a gaming gun that could remotely be convincing to anyone with a brain.

Or half a brain.

Yet that's exactly what happened Sunday morning (June 29th). While an Oakland, Pennsylvania homeowner was gaming. It seems a stranger forced his way into the home house and walked in on him playing the game with his headphones on. The stranger then asked for someone the homeowner had never heard of.



Using his gaming gun (and yes, they almost all look like the picture above), the homeowner held the intruder at "gunpoint" until the police arrived. All I could think of when I thought about someone falling for this was...



I have to ask... does using a video game gun count as a defensive gun use?