'There Can Be Tragic Consequences': NY AG Targets Toy Guns
Some children who included toy guns on their Christmas lists this year may be out of luck.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent a cease-and-desist order to Walmart and several other companies, demanding they stop the sale of "illegal" toy guns.
Scheiderman says it's a state law that all toy guns must have an orange safety stripe on the barrel.
“When toy guns are mistaken for real guns, there can be tragic consequences,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “New York State law is clear: retailers cannot put children and law enforcement at risk by selling toy guns that are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.”
This comes after a 12-year-old Ohio boy with a realistic-looking toy gun was fatally shot by police.
Mollie Hemingway said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" today that the problem with toy guns is not with retailers or the families that buy the toys for their children.
She asserted that the problem is with the police overreach and overzealous school administrators.
"These types of regulations are such an onerous restriction on freedom ... This is not the problem."
Hemingway added that these types of laws and regulations do nothing except make people feel good.
For example, she said, a kid could easily cover the orange safety stripe, and, by the same token, a criminal could add an orange stripe to a real weapon to make it look like a toy.
Watch the clip above.