Skip to comments.Toy Guns Pulled From Costume Shop Shelves
Posted on 12/28/2004 3:37:12 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
|Toy Guns Pulled From Costume Shop Shelves|
|Thousands of toy guns that were for sale in costume and novelty shops in New York state have been removed as part of a settlement between the state attorney general's office and two national wholesalers, the New York Times reported Dec. 20.
Attorney General Eliot Spitzer had accused the wholesalers of distributing 12,000 toy guns in 2001 in violation of a state law which previously had applied only to retailers. New York State bans the sale of toy guns in stores unless they have a permanent orange stripe running down both sides of the barrel.
Without admitting wrongdoing, Rubie's Costumes Co. agreed to pay $27,000 in civil penalties and costs and Franco American Novelty Co. agreed to pay $10,000.
Spitzer said that toy guns pose a public danger because police sometimes mistake them for the real thing. In 1997, he said, four people were killed and a child was seriously injured when police thought toy guns were real ones.
That'll stop the rise in toy crimes!!!
Imaginary bullets kill more imaginary people than any other known cause.
This is un-REAL PING!
Buy them a real one instead.
The real problem is how will the NY legislature mandate not an orange stripe down the barrel of every toy gun, but a yellow stripe down the back of every New Yorker.
Arrrggghhhh....keep posting these MMM articles of lies and I am going to have a stroke!
These people are out of control.
Million March Moms against gun violence? Sounds like the loony left to me.
Now, some enterprising hit man (or hit woman) will buy some orange tape and run it down the sides of his/her gun barrel, so their victim will only believe it to be a toy gun....until it is too late!
The point is: They are a bunch of damned liars at the Brady Center (aka Handgun Control) and the Million Moron March is just a bunch of their lackeys.
Toy guns are hard to find. I've got three boys who love to play Army, and we're constantly on the hunt for toy guns. Besides, they're all plastic and break within minutes of getting them out of the packaging.
Just caught Adam Sandler playing ( guitar) "werewolf of london" on David Letterman. And guess what...he's good!
(Back to our normal program)
Ps sorry Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Works for me.
"What about simply urging parents to teach their little brats not to point toy guns at the police?"
That would mean individual responsibility. Something liberals either are unable to do or detest as it is much easier to blame society.
If toys are outlawed, only outlaws will have toys. From my cold, dead hands, toy grabbers!
They can have my lone ranger cap gun when they pry it from my cold dead hand.
"ill orange-striped barrels really prevent kids from being shot by police? "
That just tells you how out of control and incompetent cops have become.
Possess while smoking in public.
Possess while wearing "cowboy" or "gangster" apparel.
Uttering "bang, bang" while feigning recoil.
IIRC weren't a few of these unfortunate folks trying to commit crimes with their toy guns?
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