NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Displaying a fake gun in a threatening manner would be against the law under a proposal moving through the Legislature.
The bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Norris, a Collierville Republican, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
The legislation defines a fake weapon as any object or device similar in coloration and appearance to a firearm, such as a BB gun or toy gun.
The companion bill remains in a House subcommittee.
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