From the Chatham Police Department (verbatim):
These guns were recovered today by Chatham Police officers. Although they are Airsoft guns, they are very real looking and almost impossible to tell apart from real guns. Notice they do not have the bright orange tip on the barrels to show they are Airsoft guns. Please, please be smart about carrying or using Airsoft guns because a citizen and a police officer cannot tell the difference from even a short distance away.