Federal law requires toy guns or imitations to be orange-tipped. But for some lawmakers, that doesn't go far enough since it's easy to paint over the orange.
Tennessee lawmakers are considering a proposal to make it a misdemeanor to intentionally and threateningly display or expose an imitation firearm in a threatening manner.
The lawmaker behind the bill says he wants to avoid incidents like one last year in Arkansas, when a 12-year-old boy wielding a toy gun was shot and killed by police.
The National Rifle Association says such legislation is "silly" because "it doesn't deal with issues of crime."