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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.