Toy Guns Becoming A Criminal Offense?

Posted: February 22, 2012 in People, Politics

DETROIT (WWJ) – State lawmakers are currently reviewing legislation that targets the use of certain toy guns. A planned proposal before the Senate would make it a crime to possess a toy gun that has its required markings removed or by having a real gun that is made up to look like a toy.

State Senate Republican Rick Jones said that this has become a major problem, especially within the gang community. “People are taking imitation firearms that look real, cutting off the orange end and then threatening people,” he said.

Supporters of the proposed legislation have also cited a recent case where a police officer was forced to shoot a gang member who was aiming a toy gun without its required markings. Jones believes this proposal will be vital in preventing incidents such as this from occurring in the future.

“This is an important package to control this problem,” Jones said.

If the legislation is passed, people who possess these toy guns and use it to commit a felony, would be punishable for up to 18 months behind bars and be subject to fines.

Comments
  1. Bone Idle says:

    Come to Australia where carrying a concealed toy gun is the same crime as carrying a real one. Also swords are banned – stiff penalty for owning one.
    Toy guns are on the hit list of the politically correct mind numbed who want to ban all sales of them from toy shops. Most already are.
    Old 50’s era children’s cowboy shows are banned from main stream T.V. e.g Cisco Kid etc.
    Ultra violent computer games are widely available.

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