BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– A new push from council member, Jim Kraft, could put a citywide ban on replica guns, taking them out of the hands of children and teens.
This comes just days after a teen with a fake gun was shot and killed by police in Ohio, and just months after Baltimore City police shot a 13-year-old with a similar replica gun.
It’s a growing problem across the country and now Baltimore is looking to crack down.
In the heat of the moment, replica guns force officers to make split second decisions. Potential life or death scenarios becoming all too common nationwide.