EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - A ban on toy guns that are altered to look real has gone into effect in Edmond.
The Edmond City Council voted 30 days ago to ban the altered guns at the request of police who say some people have nearly been shot by officers answering calls about suspects with guns.
Airsoft guns and other toy guns come with an orange tip so officers can tell them apart from the real thing. But Officer Matt Hardin says people have used markers or spray paint to cover up the orange tips and make it look nearly identical to the Glock handgun carried by police.
The new law calls for a $244 fine for possessing an altered gun and a $544 fine for threatening another person with an altered toy gun.