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Store fined $30K for stocking toy guns

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by U201491, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a disney cartoon from grimms fairy tales..............


    Store fined $30K for stocking toy guns - UPI.com

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    "Store fined $30K for stocking toy guns
    Published: Jan. 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM

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    NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A New York discount store was ordered to pay a $30,000 fine for stocking toy guns that were deemed to be too realistic.

    Andrew Tilem, lawyer for the odds-and-ends store called 99¢ Target, said the fine amounts to $5,000 for each of the six toy sheriff sets put up for sale at the store in Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

    Tilem said the vender for the toys, JMD All Star of New Jersey, told owner Jamal Ahmed the sets, which included orange plastic-tipped toy guns, were legal for sale and one of the store's managers failed to inform the owner when a city inspector wrote the store up for stocking the items.

    City regulations bar the sale of realistic toy weapons.

    Tilem said Ahmed missed a hearing due to not being informed by the manager and the city imposed the $30,000 fine, which he described as "a really, really abusive penalty."
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    I would send the city "toy money"!
     
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they'll take that!
     
  4. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    How about Geoffrey Bucks...
     
  5. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Land of the free...
     
  6. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    This fine is pure hogwash. Does that gun ^ look "too real" to you?

    From THIS link:

    So " innocent" kids cannot obey police orders to drop the obvious plastic gun (with the orange tip), then the police have to shoot them. Poor innocent kids my foot, at that point take 'em out. Bad for the gene pool anyways.

    This " Consumer Affairs spokeswoman" needs to find a new job and the city inspector fined 30K for stupidity on the job.
     
  7. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  8. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    The city inspectors, lawyers, consumer affairs spokeswoman, and others should be fined for:

    Impersonating intelligent life.
     
  9. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Another case of legislating common sense out of society. Lets see - back in the day how many kids got killed because they pointed a cap gun at a cop? Some of those cap guns back in the 70s looked pretty real. What's next? Fines for painting a real gun any bright color because an officer might think it was a toy?
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Back when I was a kid,there wasn't kids willing to kill cops like there is today
    And the cops were ,maybe a little easier going.Worse they would have done is kick a kids *** for pointing a toy gun at them.
    Now you have kids killing each other (right across the street for my house in Lakewood) and cops like the guy in Texas.

    What ya gunna do? Remember it is in New York City
     
  11. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's always a good excuse for stupidity!
     
  12. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Good enough for me.I'll never go there.
     
  13. g.i. joe

    g.i. joe Portland Active Member

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    has NYC never herd of paint?? A cop sees a low life pointing a shotgun that has a red muzzle painted on it, he automatically drops his guard???
     
  14. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    New York should fall off the end of the US and do us all some good!
     
  15. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No, that already happened
    Bloomberg Urges for Ban of DuraCoat
     
  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The idiots in NYC deserve all of this if they aren't smart enough to vote these ash hats out of office.

    Boycott New York,take money out of there pockets and they MAY get the idea.
     
  17. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    I had that same one when I was 5 and that was well over 25 years ago!
     
  18. dieselmurder

    dieselmurder graham New Member

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    Can it take California with it?
     
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  19. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Give CA and NY back to the British...
     
  20. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Nah - how bout we just deport everyone living in the big cities in those states and repopulate with more free thinking individuals? Besides - Yosemite has some great climbing and photo ops....