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Ice Cream Vendors Cannot Sell Toys

photograph from Law & Government story

(9/14/2005)

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People who sell ice cream from trucks will not be allowed to sell anything else in one city. They will also not be able to sell ice cream after dark.

A new law was passed because people were angry that some of the ice cream trucks were selling toy guns that looked real. Some children bought the toy guns and took them to school. One child got in trouble and could not go back to school for a few days.

The mother of one child was very angry about the toy guns. She wanted a new law to stop the sale of toy guns from ice cream trucks. She thinks the new law will stop the owners from selling these kinds of things.

The new law also makes the owners of the ice cream trucks fix bad paint on the trucks. Also, if the truck plays music, the owner will have to pay a fee.

Owners will have to obey the new law in one month.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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