Amazon.com will not deliver a toy cowgirl playset to Chicago residents, apparently because of a municipal law in the city forbidding replica toy firearms.
The hot pink ensemble — “everything a kid needs to be a ‘real’ Western cowgirl!” — comes with a child-size cowgirl hat, a holster festooned with a silhouetted horse and rider and a six-pointed badge with a shirt clip and space for a name.
There’s also a silver and pink cap gun among the accessories.
However, Amazon explains to Chicago residents: “This item cannot be shipped to your selected location.”
The law upon which Amazon relies to refuse sales of the cowgirl playset is presumably §4-144-190 of the Chicago Municipal Code. The ordinance, titled “Replica firearms and pellet guns” bans the possession and transfer of “any device, object or facsimile made of plastic, wood, metal or any other material, that a person could reasonably perceive as an actual firearm but that is incapable of being fired or discharged.” The strict law specifically encompasses lighters, camera and mobile phone cases — but makes an exception for certain antique firearm replicas (and for paint pellet guns at paintball parks).
Violators of the law can be fined up to $750 and imprisoned for as long as six months for each offense.
Amazon.com did not respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment by press time.
In addition to the cowgirl playset, Amazon also refuses to deliver many other toy guns to Chicago residents.
Among the toy guns Amazon won’t send to the Second City is the “Legends” pop gun by Zing Toys. “With a loud pop and retractable cap, it’s easy to use! Just pull the handle back and push forward to make it pop!” “Best for age 4 years and up.”