A conspiracy to ban toys to cover for negligent employees?



The original bill:

AN ACT CONCERNING LOOK-A-LIKE FIREARMS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2012) (a) As used in this section, "look-a-like firearm" means any imitation firearm, simulated firearm, replica of a firearm or other device which substantially duplicates or is so similar in coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm.

(b) No person shall alter, change, deface, remove, paint, emboss or in any other manner obliterate any coloration or markings that are required by any applicable state or federal law or regulation for any look-a-like firearm, in a manner that makes the look-a-like firearm look more like a firearm. Any person who violates any provision of this subsection shall have committed an infraction. This subsection shall not apply to the use of look-a-like firearms in theatrical productions including, but not limited to, motion pictures and television and stage productions.

(c) No person shall possess any look-a-like firearm, paintball gun, pellet-firing air gun or BB. gun in or on, or within one thousand five hundred feet of, the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school. Any person who violates any provision of this subsection shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than three months or both.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any look-a-like firearm, paintball gun, pellet-firing air gun or BB. gun used by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, police departments, the Department of Correction or the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States in the discharge of their official duties.



The revised bill:

AN ACT CONCERNING LOOK-A-LIKE FIREARMS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2012) (a) As used in this section, "look-a-like firearm" means any imitation firearm, simulated firearm, replica of a firearm or other device which substantially duplicates or is so similar in coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm.

(b) (1) No person shall alter, change, deface, remove, paint, emboss or in any other manner obliterate any coloration or markings that are required by any applicable state or federal law or regulation for any look-a-like firearm, in a manner that makes the look-a-like firearm look more like a firearm.

(2) No person shall possess any look-a-like firearm with coloration or markings, as required by any applicable state or federal law or regulation, that have been altered, changed, defaced, removed, painted, embossed or obliterated.

(3) No person shall possess any look-a-like firearm, pellet-firing air gun or BB. gun in or on the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school.

(c) (1) The provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to the possession or use of a look-a-like firearm with coloration or markings, as required by any applicable state or federal law or regulation, that have been altered, changed, defaced, removed, painted, embossed or obliterated for use in theatrical productions including, but not limited to, motion pictures and television and stage productions.

(2) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any look-a-like firearm, pellet-firing air gun or BB. gun used by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, police departments, the Department of Correction or the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States in the discharge of their official duties.

(d) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (b) of this section shall have committed an infraction.