Some police officers and county officials in New York State think so, and want them banned as a result. From Newsday: _

Owning or selling brightly colored guns may soon be illegal in Nassau County under a proposed ban because the painted weapons could pass as toys, police and county officials said yesterday.

Suffolk County officials are considering a similar ban. . . .

“Police officers have a hard enough job as it is without having to worry about whether a person with a pink gun is carrying a toy or a deadly weapon,” said [New York City Mayor Michael] Bloomberg in a statement. . .

Referring to Bloomberg and his anti-gun stance, [gun-shop owner Steven] Lauer said, “He’s on a mission to destroy anybody that’s fairly visible in the firearms industry. And we’re extremely visible.”_

What do you think?