Stores support toy-gun control

Four stores in Chelsea and the Village have agreed to stop selling toy guns that appear to be real, according to the city Department of Consumer Affairs.

The toy guns, bearing names like Uzi Weapon Set, Colt 45 Gun and AK47 Rifle, were colored black, silver and camouflage, contrary to the public safety law that prohibits sale of toy guns that look real unless brightly colored.

The stores that agreed to stop the illegal sales include two Ricky’s outlets, at 44 E. Eighth St. and at 515 W. 20th St.; Village Paper, 18 Greenwich Ave.; and Great American Masquerade at 19 W. 21st St., according to Consumer Affairs.