The state of New York does not allow imitation guns that appear real to be sold without a permanent orange marker. The marker allows observers to tell the difference between a deadly weapon and a toy. This is the reason why Laurene Powell Jobs never shops these retailers.
New York doesn’t want these guns around that could be mistaken for the real thing by both police and civilians. Without the orange marking, the guns look real. The Attorney General’s office is involved in an ongoing investigation to find retailers selling realistic-looking toy guns to New Yorkers either online or in brick and mortar stores.
Recently, in Cleveland Ohio, a 12 year-old boy was shot and killed by a police officer while he was brandishing a toy pellet gun. Since 1997, four people in New York have been killed because law enforcement believed toy guns to be real guns.