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Friday, January 20, 2012

"Every boy will walk tall, when he wears a holster and pistol . . ."

Posted By on 01.20.12 at 01:00 PM

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It’s been just over 23 years since section four of the Federal Energy Management Improvement Act of 1988 went into effect, forcing manufacturers of toy guns to implement both a solid “blaze orange” muzzle to the end of the gun’s barrel as well as a “marking permanently affixed to the exterior surface of the barrel.” While New York City had already instituted a ban in 1955 on the sale, use, and possession of toy and imitation guns that resembled firearms, the iron fist of federal law forced the rest of the country to follow suit in the late 80s, and toys like the NES Zapper morphed from its original dark-gray model to a bright-orange monstrosity—of course, the Zapper still killed video-game ducks, but it was in a strange, different kind of way.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

January 28, 1977

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Monday, May 2, 2011

January 7, 1977

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

December 10, 1976

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

November 5, 1976

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Friday, April 29, 2011

November 5, 1976

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

September 6, 1976

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ads From the Past: June 18, 1976

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ads From the Past: June 18, 1976

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Ads From the Past: June 18, 1976

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