to be shot, but they certainly shouldnt be surprised if that is the outcome! The scenario isnt a difficult one to envisage: withing view of an armed policeman (or woman), someone with one of these belts has too much change/wallet/mobile phone/keys etc in their jeans pockets resulting in sagging trousers. They open up their coat/jacket etc to grab hold of their wasteband to pull them up, with one hand seemingly going for the suddenly revealed 'weapon'. Police have a split second to make a decision. Anyone on here care to be the one to have to decide? Because I wouldnt.
Complete and total lack of sympathy for anyone hurt or even inconvenienced through wearing one of these.
These stupid things should be banned full stop. How stupid would you have to be to wear something like that in an Airport where security is tight and anything resembling a gun is likely to result in possible harm to the wearer and worse perhaps to an innocent bystander.
It would only take some inebriated idiot wearing such a belt to start fooling around with it and the possibility of that person being shot becomes highly likely. I don't think such a person deserves to be shot just because they don't have two brain cells to rub together, if stupidity was a reason to shoot someone I would have been gunned down years ago ;)
And lets not forget those who make and distribute these items, they are if anything worse because they have sat down and calmly came up with this idea. MADNESS.
I don't know for sure what their rules of engagement are, but mine used to permit opening fire without warning if there was percieved to be an immediate threat to life and limb etc. With only a slit second to decide, and thousands of smart mouths with 20/20 hindsight waiting to analyse your every move.