Other than the basic shape, an airsoft gun doesn’t look much like an AK-47. It is made of shiny plastic, has a white plastic slide instead of a shiny metal bolt, and weighs about one tenth as much as a real rifle, so it is held quite differently.
The kid was holding the toy in one hand. They yelled at him from 30 feet and he turned to see why. If it was a real eleven pound AK rifle and he was planning on shooting it, he would have had both hands on the weapon. People shoot rifles with two hands. Didn’t anyone tell the police that?
I hope they get prosecuted, but this is America – and it will just be one more “no hesitation” police whitewash. There is no rule of law in this country any more.