Selling of toy guns should be regulated, prohibited -Calizo


“My point is while this is being enjoyed by kids, it is a potential cause of injury and probably, if one of the kids got hit with the pellet, it might cause conflict between the parents.”

This was pointed out by Councilor Romeo V. Calizo, chair of the committee on public order and safety, in his special report on Monday’s regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez relative to the selling of pellet toy guns in the market.

To give more emphasis on the matter, Calizo narrated his own personal experience when he was accidentally hit last weekend by a prototype Caliber .42 Galaxy 6mm toy handgun supposedly owned and played by his grandson.

Showing the replica of the gun, the councilor said he bought the same at Cogon Market for only P45 and the pellets for only P30.

According to the councilor, the toy gun appeared to be very realistic and even had a very good sight when he tried to hit a target paper. It can also be reloaded easily with pellets that hurt him even when he was wearing a sweater.

Calizo proposed the review of the city’s ordinance relative to the selling of toy gun replicas, which may cause confusion on the part of the city’s Regulatory and Complaint Board (RCB), police or other law enforcers.

The matter was referred jointly to the committees on trade and commerce, on public order, and on social services chaired by Councilors George S. Goking, Calizo and Joyleen Mercedes L. Balaba, respectively, for further study and appropriate action.