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Retailers to keep realistic toy guns off shelves in New York

Retailers to keep realistic toy guns off shelves in New York state as part of settlement

Retailers to keep realistic toy guns off shelves in New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Retailers including Walmart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to keep realistic toy guns off their shelves in New York as part of a settlement with the state.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman tells The New York Times that the retailers also agreed to pay over $300,000 in penalties. He is set to announce the agreement Monday.

Schneiderman's office found that over 6,400 toy guns sold from 2012 to 2014 violated New York laws.

New York is among a handful of states that introduced legislation in 2015 to create or amend toy gun laws.

That push has increased since a Cleveland police officer fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November.

New York state law prohibits the sale of black, blue, silver or aluminum toy guns.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com


Updated : 2021-09-27 20:50 GMT+08:00