New ordinance in Moorhead bans toy guns that look realMoorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Moorhead is laying down the law on fake guns. The city drafted a new ordinance banning people from carrying weapons that look real, even if they only shoot water.
When a gun looks real, it no longer matters whether the ammunition is dangerous. Moorhead City Council is expected to pass a new ordinance banning people from carrying guns like this in the city.
It's hard to tell the difference between these pellet guns and the one on the far left, which is real. Police say it is common for people to use these to commit crimes, meaning they are also considered dangerous.
The new ordinance doesn't ban toy water guns; you just want to make sure they are not designed to look like a real gun. The council is discussing the issue at its meeting tonight.