Some say they can be a danger... Brightly colored guns can, to some, appear like toys.
Peter Murphy, Chattanooga City Council, "If it keeps any more from getting on the streets. I think it is a situation where, Right now they are fairly rare in the scope of what is sold and what is out there."
Councilman Peter Murphy is outraged they sell guns that are various colors. Chattanooga Police say determining if the gun is real can take time. But, it can also be a danger to the public.
Sgt. Mark Smeltzer, Chattanooga Police Dept., "I'd also add officers safety as well as the public's safety because, certainly a child can get a hold of one of those weapons and think it's a toy as well."
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is expected to make a ruling on the guns. Murphy wants the City Council to send a recommendation to ATF.. Expediting the process.
Councilman Jack Benson says he wants to support the police department. "Who's going to be vulnerable a lot of times is going to be the toddlers in the house where the real gun looks like this. You know, I just think we should move on this. It shows good faith that we're recognizing what our police department is recommending."
But, Councilman Manny Rico says he understands why there are guns in different colors. "That is why they say they have started making them different colors because it's something a lady would want, they are trying to promote, to get those ladies to buy those guns."
The resolution will be voted on next week.