This article originally appeared on watchdog.org.
On Jan. 28, the¬†California Senate¬†passed¬†Senate Bill 199, by state¬†Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles. The vote was 23 to 8. The bill would require BB and airsoft guns to be painted bright colors to make them ‚??readily identifiable‚?Ě so law enforcement officers could distinguish them from real firearms.