August 6th 2015

The Right Of The People To Keep
and Bear Toy Arms infringed in NY

New York just made it harder to buy a realistic-looking toy gun


There are two sides to this story. On the one hand the almost anal approach to toy firearms (NY approach) and then, the other being the dangers of such when perceived by LE to be real weapons. This again contains two further factors. On the one hand police cannot always know whether something is real or not and then very possibly shoot first. On the other, there is definitely a need now for kids to be taught the dangers of these when seen in plain view by cops. There used to be a time when "cops and robbers" was a common kid's game safely played with toy guns - now, not so much. The controversy continues.

By Elahe Izadi. August 3rd, 2015

The state of New York is cracking down on the sale of realistic-looking toy guns as five major retailers have agreed to pull the items from their shelves.

Wal-Mart, Amazon, Kmart, Sears and California-based ACTA agreed to pay a combined total of $300,000 in penalties for illegally selling "imitation weapons," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday. According to Schneiderman's office, those retailers sold 6,429 prohibited toy guns between 2012 and 2014.

New York state law prohibits the sale of aluminum toy guns and requires toy guns to have special markings on the sides and the tip of the barrel. As part of the agreement, the companies also agreed to abide by New York City's stricter toy-gun law, which requires all toy guns to be brightly colored........ -->

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