Should Toy Guns Be Required To Look Less Realistic?
HR 3224 amends the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 by prohibiting a toy, look a-like, or imitation firearm from being manufactured and sold unless it exhibits a marking approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Current legislation requires that the tip of any imitation firearm must be painted bright orange or have an orange plug. However, this feature is not always clearly visible and can easily be removed. Therefore a more obvious way to decipher between a real and a look-alike firearm is needed. If look-alike weapons are manufactured in a more obvious, distinguishable paint color (such as bright orange), police and the community may have a better chance at identifying real firearms versus fake firearms.