The sale of toy guns

The Violent Crime Reduction Act, amongst other things, amends firearms legislation to ban the manufacture, import and sale of realistic imitations and prohibits the sale of any imitation firearm (whether or not it is realistic) to persons under the age of 18 years.

Some imitation firearms on sale to the general public are difficult to tell apart from real firearms. The new legislation attempts to limit the purchase and sale of these imitations which can be as intimidating as real firearms and can cause problems for the police when responding to certain incidents.