Last week, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement with five national retailers for violating a New York State law prohibiting the sale of “imitation weapons,” which are toy guns that look like real guns. The retailers will pay fines and costs to the state.

Attorney General Schneiderman said:

“Time and again, these retailers put profits over safety, putting children and police officers at high risk of a tragic encounter. Our investigation found that more than 6,000 dangerously life-like toy guns were sold to New York families in just three years, in violation of state and city laws. Today’s agreements will put an end to future sales, and ensure that families, children, and police will benefit from the full protection these critical public safety laws.”