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senate Bill S. 213

Should All Imitation Firearms Have To Be Brightly Colored?

Argument in favor

12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot in November 2014, by police who mistakenly thought he was holding a real gun. It was a realistic black airsoft gun. If this toy were more visibly harmless, perhaps he would still be alive.

Elinor's Opinion
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03/24/2015
Really? Have you people no idea of real firearms' colors? They too have many bright colors. So now a cop is supposed to be forced to decide if the bright color is that of a firearm or a toy. When will you politicians figure out how little you know?
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Crescente's Opinion
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03/08/2015
Hurting the imitation firearm industry should not be on our worry list at all. Who cares except those who profit from it. I say yes, make all toy firearms look like toys.
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Rene's Opinion
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03/07/2015
Police should be able to establish at a glance that a toy gun is a toy gun. This prevents children from being accidentally killed and police from suffering for a life-time from knowing they killed an innocent child. You do, of course need to place in the law that real firearms may not be painted the same shades as the toys.
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Argument opposed

Current law around imitation firearms is adequate. Painting all "toy guns" bright colors will only give the general public and police officers a false sense of safety — and hurt the imitation firearm industry.

DamonKY's Opinion
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03/06/2015
if i paint a real gun orange than we are in trouble
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Stephanie's Opinion
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05/22/2015
We've had toy gums as long as real guns, but only recently experienced such an upturn in unnecessary deaths. The problem is not the toy but the cops. They have increasingly developed a "shoot first, ask questions later" attitude and created a war zone of our country. Cops used to use deadly force as a last resort. Now, they see a gun and they shoot. Fix the cops, not the toys!
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Loraki's Opinion
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09/26/2016
I have to agree with those who point out that REAL firearms can also be painted to look like toy weapons! [And to Countable member Aidan-WC: I read your bio! Nice of you to introduce yourself and tell us a bit more about why you vote the way you do. A Republican living in NY?! I can relate, because the state I moved to 16 years ago is considerably more liberal than I'd like! I've stayed as long as I have, hoping I could help make a change for the better, but now I'm thinking about moving back to TEXAS! Anyway, good luck to you and keep fighting for truth, justice, and the American way! ;-) ]
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      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedJanuary 21st, 2015
    Really? Have you people no idea of real firearms' colors? They too have many bright colors. So now a cop is supposed to be forced to decide if the bright color is that of a firearm or a toy. When will you politicians figure out how little you know?
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    if i paint a real gun orange than we are in trouble
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    We've had toy gums as long as real guns, but only recently experienced such an upturn in unnecessary deaths. The problem is not the toy but the cops. They have increasingly developed a "shoot first, ask questions later" attitude and created a war zone of our country. Cops used to use deadly force as a last resort. Now, they see a gun and they shoot. Fix the cops, not the toys!
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    Police should be able to establish at a glance that a toy gun is a toy gun. This prevents children from being accidentally killed and police from suffering for a life-time from knowing they killed an innocent child. You do, of course need to place in the law that real firearms may not be painted the same shades as the toys.
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    Hurting the imitation firearm industry should not be on our worry list at all. Who cares except those who profit from it. I say yes, make all toy firearms look like toys.
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    I have to agree with those who point out that REAL firearms can also be painted to look like toy weapons! [And to Countable member Aidan-WC: I read your bio! Nice of you to introduce yourself and tell us a bit more about why you vote the way you do. A Republican living in NY?! I can relate, because the state I moved to 16 years ago is considerably more liberal than I'd like! I've stayed as long as I have, hoping I could help make a change for the better, but now I'm thinking about moving back to TEXAS! Anyway, good luck to you and keep fighting for truth, justice, and the American way! ;-) ]
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    More stupid laws as gang banger will just paint their real guns orange. Liberals are so freaking stupid
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    The problem is, I believe current laws require that toy guns be painted with a bright orange tip to signify that they are toys. There have already been cases of real guns painted with this bright orange tip and causing trouble. Painting the whole toy gun bright colors isn't going to do anything but cost someone an extra can a spray paint if they want to cause mischief with a real firearm.
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    This matter would simply put industries that have manufactured millions of valuable consumer products that are black that are indeed imitation Guns out of business not having the ability to make a sufficient profit. I HAVE JUST ADDED A NEW BIO TAKE A GLANCE AT IT WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE
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    What happens then when killers paint their firearms bright colours?
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    Absolutely. Keep the kids playing with them from getting shot with real guns.
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    Cops have shot plenty of unarmed citizens too but we don't need to wear shirts that read "not a gun owner". Perhaps they should receive better training and talk before shooting.
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    While it doesn't stop gun violence or even potential accidents, helping progress the gun safety conversation is vital and a solid stepping stone to better laws in the future that hopefully involve more nonviolent training for officers.
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    It's a simple change that can save lives.
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    This would cause both citizens and the authorities to judge situations incorrectly more easily. Someone could simply paint a real gun a bright color and say it's fake. This would give everyone a false sense of security that anyone wielding a brightly colored gun shaped object is not a threat.
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    It's not difficult to paint a bright orange gun black if your intent is to deceive.
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    It would be way too easy for someone to brightly color an AK-47 and walk into a bank or near the White House and start shooting.
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    Just last week a kid saved his mother from two attackers who wanted to steal the money they made during a garage sale with a fake gun. It's all about responsibility. http://www.clickorlando.com/news/facebook-furniture-post-leads-to-attempted-home-invasion-in-deland
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    That would be better for officers to stop shooting children
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    What a great idea, except it may increase sales of Black Spray Cans. Just a side question, do orange colored guns kill people like black guns? The answer is NONE. Only people using guns, kill people.
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