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Bill Introduced in US Congress To Ban Any Toy That Resembles a Real Handgun

Submitted by OptimusPrime on Mon, 08/20/2007 - 15:39

US airsoft forums are abuzz on the introduction Bill HR 428 IH (Introduced in the House) in the 110th US Congress "To require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban toys which in size, shape, or overall appearance resemble real handguns"  which is filed by Mr. Edolphus Towns of the 10th District of New York (Brooklyn).


 

 

 

Initial text of the Bill:

110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 428

      To require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban toys which in size, shape, or overall appearance resemble real handguns.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 11, 2007

      Mr. Towns introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

      To require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban toys which in size, shape, or overall appearance resemble real handguns.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. BAN ON REALISTIC-LOOKING TOY HANDGUNS.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission shall promulgate a rule in accordance with section 9 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2058) to declare as a banned hazardous product under section 8 any toy which in size, shape, or overall appearance resembles a real handgun.

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