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Denver cops ask: Which of these guns are real and which are fake?

Is this a real gun -- meaning one that fires the sort of bullets that are capable of killing someone? The Denver Police Department recently posted this photo and seven others on its Facebook page along with the headline question, "CAN YOU TELL WHICH GUNS ARE REAL AND WHICH ARE FAKE?"

Look below to see each of the photos. Then, on the last page, we reveal the answers, as well as the reasons the DPD put together this quiz in the first place.

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