Bill Banning ‘Lifelike’ Toy Guns Passed By New York State Senate

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Mad House Photography / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 ALBANY – A bill that would ban ‘life like’ toy guns and other ‘imitation weapons’ was passed by the New York State Senate on Tuesday.The proposed legislation sponsored by a New York City democrat aims to outlaw all imitation weapons that are “brightly colored” or “constructed entirely of transparent or translucent materials, along with other identifying features.”Lawmakers say the move is in light of several shootings linked to fake firearms being mistaken for real weapons. They say since the mid-1990s more than 60 shootings statewide have occurred because someone mistook a fake gun for the real thing.The bill now heads to the State Assembly for consideration. #BREAKING: The @NYSenate just passed my bill to ban lifelike imitation weapons.Since 1994, there have been at least 63 shootings in New York State because of toy or imitation guns. We’re going to save lives. #EndGunViolence— Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman) July 21, 2020last_img

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