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Amazon, Walmart Agree to Stop Selling Toy Guns in New York, Pay Hefty Fine

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Amazon, Walmart Agree to Stop Selling Toy Guns in New York, Pay Hefty Fine

It is interesting to note that 63 shootings since 1994 works out to about 3 incidents a year.

Following the shooting of Tamir Rice (who was holding a toy gun that looked real at the time), there has been a push by the usual suspects to ban toy guns. Instead of teaching kids that walking around outside with something that looks like a deadly weapon is a bad idea, the Attorney General of New York has decided that the way to “fix” this “problem” is to try and crack down on the sale of these inanimate objects. Because that’s been so successful in the past. Now it appears that the toy companies have agreed to Herr Schneiderman’s demands . . .

From CBS:

Retailers including Walmart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of life-like toy guns in New York.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that the retailers also have agreed to pay over $300,000 in penalties.

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Schneiderman said there have been 63 shootings in New York since 1994 as a result of someone holding a toy weapon.

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