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Retailers to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlement

• http://www.washingtonpost.com, By Associated Press

Schneiderman's office found that five retailers and their third-party sellers sold over 6,400 toy guns from 2012 to 2014 that violated New York laws. Most of the toys were sold online.

The deal requires those retailers to apply New York City's strict standards to sales statewide. New York state prohibits the sale of black, blue, silver or aluminum toy guns; New York City requires that imitation guns be brightly colored.

New York is among a handful of states that introduced legislation in 2015 to create or amend toy gun laws.

The push to regulate toy guns has increased since a Cleveland police officer fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November as the boy was holding a realistic airsoft gun.