LAPD seeks tighter regulations on toy guns.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is proposing that the…

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is proposing that the city require BB-gun replicas of actual firearms to be brightly colored so that police officers don’t mistake them for real weapons.

The proposal, which the Los Angeles Police Commission will consider Tuesday, comes after two shootings involving officers and people with replica weapons, including one in which a teenager was wounded. Under the new rule, all such toys sold inLos Angeles would have the “entire exterior surface of the device white, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, bright blue, bright pink or bright purple.”

Guns would also be allowed if they were “constructed of transparent or translucent materials which permits unmistakable observation of the device’s complete contents.”

Source: Sam Allen for the Los Angeles Times.

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  • EricW

    If they pass such an ordnance, then crooks might just paint their guns “yellow” or “pink” or “orange” or whatever, and officers drop-their-guard, and get shot…

    What about “clear” guns? Maybe they can be made to “shoot,” too?

    Beware of technological innovation making “caution-laws” irrelevant…


  • Eric

    Correction: “don’t point dangerous looking THINGS at cops.”

  • Eric

    MY BAD: Should read: don’t point dangerous looking THINGS at cops…

  • Eric

    Maybe the real rule should be education: “don’t point dangerous-looking thinks at cops…”