Hawaii legislator considers banning sale of toy guns to minors

Hawaii legislator considers banning sale of toy guns to minors

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The bill would make it a crime to sell or offer to sell a toy gun to a minor in Hawaii: "Penalty any person who violates this section shall be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment of not more than ninety days, or both," the legislation says.
HB432 and SB749 were submitted to the House and Senate by Rep. Scott Saiki and Sen. Carol Fukunaga, respectively.

The bills make it unlawful to sell a toy gun to someone under age 18 unless the buyer used false identification or appeared 18 or older.

The bills have been submitted to the Judiciary Committee in the House and the Commerce and Consumer Protection and the Judiciary and Labor committees in the Senate.

Nationally, various states and cities have looked at banning sales of realistic-looking toy guns. Last year, a law went into effect in Arkansas barring the sale of toy guns that look real.

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