A trio of brilliant chaps in China decided it would be funny to pose for a photo with what appeared to be a gun while seated on a freaking airplane. The photos have subsequently made their way onto Chinese social media, first hitting WeChat on Sunday before going viral.
While many viewers at first glance were shocked to see a gun on a flight, upon closer inspection astute observers pointed out that the gun was most likely fake, and probably a laptop battery made up to be used as a prop gun.
While the act has been roundly criticized by all viewers, opinions on what should be done have been mixed.
Under regulations set down by China’s civil aviation authority, guns, knives and fake weapons all fall under the scope of contraband, but, as some users pointed out, security checks would have never flagged a laptop battery in the first place.
Nevertheless, some users have called for punishment considering the sheer scale of idiocy on display here. In any case, the incident has been since handed to relevant law-enforce authorities for investigation.
In other news, the Shanghai Metro has been taken over by gun-toting thugs! Oh wait, those were fake too, and from 2013. Nevermind, Go about your business without fear!
By Stanley Yu