The New York attorney general wants them swept from circulation and retailers, both online and brick and motar are being targeted with investigation.
NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office sent cease and desist letters to several major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Amazon, K-Mart, and others for allegedly selling prohibited toy guns online to residents of New York State, and, in at least one case, in a K-Mart store in suburban Rochester. The letters, stemming from an ongoing investigation, call for retailers to immediately stop the in-store and online sale and shipment to New Yorkers of toy guns that violate New York State law pending the resolution of Attorney General Schneiderman’s investigation.
We must ban them so all are safe. Or at least the ones that look "realistic." Or so they say.
Meanwhile, generations of American kids grew up playing with toy guns. Yes, ones without orange striping or end caps.
And there's probably plenty of grounds to argue that those who did, grew up with a more sense, and better emotional balance that the ones being raised in today's "progressive" nanny state.
Maybe cops and attorneys general had more sense back then too.
Here's a few classic commercials you might enjoy:
The "Tommy-Burst Detective Set" from Mattel.
The "Thunder-Burp" from Mattel.
The "Safe Shootin' Rifle" also from Mattel.