Toy Guns Becoming A Criminal Offense?

DETROIT (WWJ) – State lawmakers are currently reviewing legislation that targets the use of certain toy guns. A planned proposal before the Senate would make it a crime to possess a toy gun that has its required markings removed or by having a real gun that is made up to look like a toy.

State Senate Republican Rick Jones said that this has become a major problem, especially within the gang community. “People are taking imitation firearms that look real, cutting off the orange end and then threatening people,” he said.

Supporters of the proposed legislation have also cited a recent case where a police officer was forced to shoot a gang member who was aiming a toy gun without its required markings. Jones believes this proposal will be vital in preventing incidents such as this from occurring in the future.

“This is an important package to control this problem,” Jones said.

If the legislation is passed, people who possess these toy guns and use it to commit a felony, would be punishable for up to 18 months behind bars and be subject to fines.


  • wynotme

    Just another example of lawmakers with too much time on their hands. What are we going to outlaw next, water guns? Absolute waste of taxpayers time and money.

  • joe schmoe


    wow this is just stupid.. from Obama land no doubt…

  • Rex Dart Eskimo Spy

    Why can’t they just make it illegal to be black? Head all this uppityness off at the start.

  • jrey762

    Note to self: Buy a toy gun for seeding bodies with, it is cheaper than a real drop gun.

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  • Ralloh

    I’ve got a better idea, issue concealed carry permits to the law abiding citizens there . When some brain dead gang banger pulls out his toy and threatens someone, he’ll have half a dozen real guns pointing at his head and will only hope his slimy brains aren’t blown out.

    • daveca

      CC permits are UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

      Why do you advocate more unconstitutional laws?

      If everyone carried OPEN GUNS, the perp wouldnt even THINK of drawing in the first place.

      Youve bought into the Identity Group called the Police State

  • Jack Elliott

    As if gang members already threatening people with toy guns are going to adhere to a law that makes it a crime to remove markings from a toy gun so it looks real. Morons.

  • Joe

    What do you expect from a bunch of ghetto apes? Shoot them all who cares they are useless members of society and have given up their right to coexist with the rest of the civilized world.

  • JanIam


  • Osamas Pajamas

    Actually, I AM in favor of gun control. Disarm the government. Arm the people. Order a pizza and pull up a stool. Justice is finally COMIN’ TO TOWN!

  • sungunner

    SInce it is already a law to mark toy guns with an orange tip, it seems “kinda sorta even more stupider” to enact a law to make it a crime to break the existing law! Criminals have already decided to break the law, they are not going to honor your 2nd-layer law.

    • ocjackel

      No kidding! If a gang member is going to commit armed robbery with a toy gun do they honestly think this law will prevent them from removing the orange tip?

      I can see it now: Gang member #1:”Yo dawg ! lets go jack those people!”

      Gang Member #2 “aw man, I can’t. I only have a toy gun and it would be illegal for me to remove the orange tip”

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  • akw

    “Supporters of the proposed legislation have also cited a recent case where a police officer was forced to shoot a gang member who was aiming a toy gun without its required markings. Jones believes this proposal will be vital in preventing incidents such as this from occurring in the future.”

    ARE YOU KIDDING? If someone points a gun that looks real at anyone, they should EXPECT to get shot! What a stupid proposal. It’s a heck of a lot better to shoot a gang thug who’s threatening someone with a toy gun than it is to encourage the thugs to go ahead and get real guns cause the toy ones are ‘illegal.’ Morons.

    • daveca

      So they paint the end of a real gun ORANGE and its OK?

      Stupidity and incompetence factor = 100 here.

  • dirtydog1776

    What a waste of time and money.

    Useless politicians and scabby bureaucrats.

  • John Poland

    They should outlaw passing Moronic laws while they are at it..And Change the name of the City to “Doom” !

  • Roy Rogers

    Lawmakers are also considering banning broom sticks. Often the sticks have wood shavings removed from on end to give them the appearance of spears.

    Wouldn’t it be simpler to simply restrict the sale of toy ammunition to minors?

    When toy guns are outlawed, only juvenile delinquents will have toy guns.

    • daveca

      “Wouldn’t it be simpler to simply restrict the sale of toy ammunition to minors?”


  • Roy Rogers

    The next time we roll our Abrams tanks into battle, we should paint their 105 mm barrel tips orange. We’ll catch them by surprise.

    For now, I’m selling my Orange Paint futures short.

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  • Bob A

    Negroes shooting other negroes every day and these idiots want to ban toy guns. How many white kids have been taught not to point any gun at a cop? Apparently this information has not made its way into the hood. LOL

  • GD

    Idiotic Democrats.

  • Thomas Lyons

    Nope, I’m still not convinced. I need more reasons to not move to Detroit….

  • daveca

    Heres the anatomy of the SCAM:

    ““This is an important package to control this problem,” Jones said.”

    No it isnt, because there is no problem. One or two instances does not a “problem” make, unless one WANTS to make a problem.

    Having laws that apply higher penalties to, for example, using a gun to rob a store is no problem. A robber could do more damage with a gun than not a gun.

    IF the laws were written to SPECIFY “posessing a firearm in comission of some larger cime” then that would be great.

    But heres where the traitorous anti gun agenda (both Liberal AND CONservative) comes into play – they “conveniently” leave off the part about “in the context of some other crime.

    That plays into the un Constitutional anti gun agenda as it can then be used to infringe on Citizens Rights to Bear Arms on some flimsy excuse of “might do something”

    Just POSESSING a toy gun is not a problem (never mind there is no such thing as a “toy gun”) unless the State wants to control everyones PROPERTY.

    • dcgirl

      They DO want to control everybody’s property!!

  • Everamazed

    Talk about ‘deck chairs on the Titanic”. Will the last sane person to leave Detroit hit the lights on your way out?

  • Jason Quinn

    The first excuse for this law is that gang members are doing this? Seriously? Does anyone see the faulty logic here? Gang members tend not to follow laws haha, why would gang members pay any heed to this? They are already committing robbery! Wow. These people think the solution to all life’s problems is to scribble things down on paper and hope that that somehow magically translates into the desired effect.

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  • patmurphy1965

    Stupid liberals are ruining a great nation… land of the free my butt!

  • gwbnyc

    How many Caucasians are left in that latrine, anyway? Good Lord, Detroit is a microcosm of liberal idiocy.

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  • Don

    Pictures of guns are next right?

  • jschm

    They’re not getting my Fanner 50 from the 50s except from my cold dead hands.

  • Agent VX

    Leave it to the brainiacs in Detroit to come up with yet another stupid law. Criminals don’t obey laws anyway, so it’s a certainty that this won’t phase ’em any.

  • Phillep Harding

    Children have shot and killed adults, and other children. Point what looks like a real gun, with or without an orange tip, at anyone, not just a cop, and you should get shot. Blame the parent, blame the teachers, don’t blame the person shooting in self defense.

  • littlemike

    I’m sure all the criminals will obey this law, just like they obey all other laws. Yeah, right!

  • John

    Yawn..I thought Detroit was closed-down by now. Even if not, they have real problems, that don’t include toys.

  • Tony Romo

    Yes, ban all toy guns.
    That will show those gangs…
    This is why I vote Republican.

  • Kinnison

    Oh please… Detroit police cannot control all of the real illegal guns on the streets, and now some moron wants them to waste their time by trying to track down and arrest people carrying toy guns? What fresh hell is this…

  • cd

    I think the TAX PAYERS need to VOTE out to D@M many LAWMAKER’S,every thing is voted on lasr min. vote based on who gave them the most money. Cut 1/2 the LAWMAKERS out of the system!

  • David MD

    They should call the law “The Desperation Act”

  • Jason Burnstein

    Once again, Big Government telling us what is good for us….. Blame it on Obama

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  • Chris

    So if you are a cop, and someone points a gun at you without any markings to indicate it might be a toy, you are suppose to calmly put your gun away, then proceed to put your own life in the hands of the badguy that you “THINK” just MAYBE, he might be carrying a toy gun. Glad I’m not a cop there and will be faced with that decision….I can tell you what my choice would be…”Double Tap”

  • John

    Must be lead in the drinking water. No wonder people are leaving Detroit like rats from a sinking ship.

  • Tom

    LOL…wow Detroit is doomed by its incredibly stupid voters….look at you detroit , run by liberals for years and your a total mess. Yet you keep voting them in…and now this…I GUESS CRIMINALS HAVING REAL GUNS IS ACCEPTABLE, ITS THOSE DARN TOY GUNS YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT??? SOMEBODY MIGHT GET SHOT BY ONE OF THOSE TOYS…..PATHETIC LACK OF INTELLIGENCE…Seriously? Wow are you people brain dead…you get the exact Government you vote for…this shows the voters are idiots.

  • Carlo

    Yeah, just what we need — more asinine superfluous laws based on what some taxpayer-leeching worthless “legislator” deems to be an “issue.”

    Pretty soon there will be a law against using two-ply toilet paper on weekdays.

  • Jeremiah Parker

    Detroit doesn’t have a gun problem, it has a NEGRO problem! Cage the NEGRO and the problems just fade away. Segregation forever…

  • Jeff

    This is about the dumbest thing I have heard of since “I won’t have to worry about puttin gas in my car, I wont have to worry about my mortgage, if I hep him, he will hep me!”

  • user;

    Detroit needs to be shut down on this matter…. it is the exact equivalent of them saying that they are reimposing segregation. If it breaks the Constitution, it is ILLEGAL.

  • dwoof

    This has gone too far. Before you know it, there will be a law making it illegal to kill someone.

  • Enuf

    What’s next?; Make it a crime to think of a gun?

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