The issue of BB Guns and imitation firearms is a hot topic currently. A male was recently arrested in Camberley after being seen in public carrying an item described as a gun. Only the other week a further male has been shot in Knaphill after making threats to harm himself and others; police retrieved a BB Gun from the scene. In West End we have now had reports that children have been in the street with BB Guns. This causes us some alarm as whilst BB Guns are not in themselves illegal, children especially, may not appreciate the harm, damage or seriousness of using or just being seen with such a 'gun' may result. As such inquiries have been conducted locally and the said 'guns' have been seized. The advice to be given is that even if innocent, officers dealing with incidents involving firearms have to make quick decisions, serious injury or death can occur.