Chicago might outlaw air-guns, which often look a great deal like real handguns. The catalyst was a shooting this summer. A teen was carrying one when he got in an encounter with police, who shot him three times after he refused to drop the air-gun. Officers say it's difficult to tell the fakes from the real guns during life-or-death situations.
Fines would run $500 to $1,000, with up to six months in jail. If the guilty party is a juvenile, mom or dad could be punished.