If nannies on the City Council have their way, you can still own guns in Baltimore, just nothing that looks like them.

Council Bill 16-0761, which passed its second round of voting on Nov. 14,  would ban the possession of toy or replica guns in Baltimore that could be “reasonably perceived as a firearm.”

This legislation is in response to police shootings of young boys carrying fake guns perceived as firearms, specifically the non-fatal shooting of 14-year old Dedric Colvin in East Baltimore in April. He was holding a BB gun.

“If we had our way, we would ban all handguns in the city of Baltimore,” said Baltimore City Councilman Jim Kraft. “We just don’t have the authority to do it.”

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