Clarification: Texas-Student Shot story

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Posted: Jan 06, 2012 7:46 PM
Clarification: Texas-Student Shot story

In a Jan. 5 story about the fatal shooting by police of a Texas teen armed with a pellet gun, The Associated Press reported that a federal law requires pellet and BB guns be sold with orange bands around their barrel tips to make them distinguishable from actual firearms. The AP should have specified that the law allows for some exceptions.