New York Attorney General Letitia James is now pushing for toy gun control! Right around Christmas no less! (Grinch)
New York Attorney General Letitia James is making a new push for federal regulations on toy guns, BB guns, and of course real firearms(although it should be noted that these are referred to as “lethal firearms” by her office.)
The new push from AG James is about regulations regarding toy firearms, current regulations stipulate that toy firearms must have an orange(or other bright color) tip and most have some color so that they can be distinguished from real firearms. The state of New York, where AG Letitia James hails from, already has some very strict regulations regarding toy firearms that go above and beyond the federal regulations.
Current New York law has 4 primary requirements for toy firearms.
These toys must be one(or more) of the following colors; White, Bright Red, Bright Orange, Bright Yellow, Bright Green, Bright Blue, Bright Pink, Bright Purple, Transparent (internal contents visible), Translucent (stained or frosted glass).
The barrel of toy firearms must be plugged for at least 1/2 inch with the same material the toy is made out of.
The toy firearm must have a stamp on it that clearly indicates who the maker is.
The toy firearm can not have a laser pointer on it.
This new push for regulations on toy firearms comes from a letter AG James sent out to Gina M. Raimondo of the Department of Commerce. The letter reads:
I write today concerning the long-standing need for strong, coherent federal regulations mandating distinct visual differences between three categories of consumer products: 1) toy, lookalike, and imitation guns (hereinafter “toy guns”), 2) non-powder (bb, air and pellet) guns, and 3) firearms. The ready availability of products that are visually indistinguishable from real, lethal powder firearms has, for decades, proven to have dangerous and—far too often—deadly consequences.