Toy Guns

(Tracy Lomax, executive secretary at the Philadelphia Police Department, shows a toy gun that the police department says looks too much like a real one.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Council Moves Toward Tougher Penalties For Selling Realistic Toy Guns

One measure restricts the sale of toy guns in the city unless the toy is brightly colored.

17 hours ago

A BB gun modeled after an assault rifle. (Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Law Indicates BB Gun Is No Toy

Does the law treat a bb gun more like a toy or more like a weapon?

09/24/2014

(Anton Moore holds one of the pellets used by toy guns which are prohibited by Philadelphia city ordinance.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Activists Get Neighborhood Store To Stop Selling Soft-Pellet Toy Guns

Residents of the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia scored a huge win this week: a group protested the sale of soft-pellet pistols at a local corner store, and won.

09/03/2014

(File photo of school bus)

School Districts Rethinking Zero-Tolerance

Denver and Los Angeles are rethinking zero tolerance policies after reports of severe punishments for youth misjudgments like carrying a toy gun.

06/15/2011

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