Skip to comments.Pll: Ban Toy Guns?
Posted on 01/13/2013 8:21:53 AM PST by BenLurkin
Local activists are calling for a ban on toy guns for kids. Do you agree? Yes, we have to change the gun-friendly climate that triggers so many shooting massacres
No, it's delusional to think that playing with toy guns leads to violence in later life
How about a ban on kids for liberals?
No, it’s delusional to think that playing with toy guns leads to violence in later life 68.03%
Yes, we have to change the gun-friendly climate that triggers so many shooting massacres 31.97%
how about a ban on children’s toy guns in exchange for removing all governmental restrictions, controls, oversight, paperwork, bureaucracy, regulations, and licensing from real guns for adults?
Bah! I “killed” thousands of injuns with my cap guns in the 1960’s. Toys don’t equate to the real thing. I haven’t killed anyone (commies) - yet.
I never gave my boys toy guns.
I gave them real ones.
So far, they’ve only made some ducks, pheasants, deer and rabbits very unhappy.
(Ruined their whole day, they did.)
I got a house full of kids and several guns. Some of the kids also play with toy guns. Never had an issue with them being curious about the real guns. I really only have one shooter so far and she is 10. Something about them being around guns their whole life takes the curiosity right out of them.
“No, it’s delusional to think that playing with toy guns leads to violence in later life”
It is not delusional to think that playing with realistic video games leads to violence later in life - it is a fact.
Think not, ask the real experts. Ask the military what percentage of their troops fired their weapon the first time they were in combat during Viet Nam. Then ask what percentage fired their weapon the first time they were in combat during Desert Storm. Then ask where billions of dollars has gone during the last twenty years.
Yep, realistic video games. And they work. Of course the military has troops spend a couple of hours playing the game for every 6 or more hours they spend in classrooms and training. One type of training removes the inhibition to shoot at another human being, and the other type of training teaches when it IS permissible to shoot at another human being.
Of course a kid a home (like the most recent one) only engages in one kind of training.
But you say to yourself, “wait, if this is the cause, why aren’t zero and plugs after the gaming industry.” Just look at who EA and the other big game companies contribute to.
Never mind, the problem is just guns.
What shuld be banned for kids is video games.
Get them outside riding stick horses and playing cowboys and indians. Get a new Cowboy hero like Roy Rogers or Hopalong Cassidy instead of Kid Rock and Iced T.
My Hopalong Cassidy cap gun never caused me to kill anyone.
Neither did my Red Ryder BB gun, which I still have.It still shoots too although it isn’t quite as strong as it once was. I got my first shotgun from Sears Roebuch, A JC Whitney pump shotgun at 14, paid for it myself with the money I got from collecting ground leaves on the family
tobacco farm. Until then I used my Dad’s old double barrel that always sat in the corner of the sitting room.
Remember the ban on cartoons with violence? They took and edited all the violence out of Bugs Bunny, Road Runner and the Looney Tunes gang.
Then these same “do-gooders” gave us Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles and the Power Rangers.
Other than ruining a perfectly entertaining cartoon classic; I don’t see that it accomplished anything good.
At 1151ET, prepping for today’s games...
No, it’s delusional to think that playing with toy guns leads to violence in later life 70.03%
Yes, we have to change the gun-friendly climate that triggers so many shooting massacres 29.97%
Amazing that so many on the left continue to posit that government interference is an effective substitute for proper parenting. It all starts with the family.
Do you mean JC Penny?
The “games” the troops “play” in training, are designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of strategies. Simply stated, it’s easier to have them try “every man for themselves” and get wiped out (with accompanying push-ups); and then have them do the same re-enactment using troop maneuvers that they have been taught (defeating the foe, with minimal loss of life).
Any game, with a mentally unstable individual, can cause problems. I believe we have had a few individuals commit suicide over a game of Monopoly. You can’t stop an insane person from doing insane things - blaming an inanimate object simply places the responsibility that an individual should bear, onto an object.
Mentally competent individuals realize that a video game is nothing more than fantasy. Whether it’s Star Wars and defeating the Empire (crushing the Rebels), Doom and destroying the demonic horde, Halo and defeating the alien invaders, or combat based.
Or, we could blame inanimate objects and start burning books again.
Have a former friend who refused to have toy guns in her house for her son.....so (she actually told me)....he would shape pieces of his bread at mealtime into guns and shoot them at his sister.
Bah! I killed thousands of injuns with my cap guns
You brag about killing thousands????!!!!/s
I no longer allow my grandchildren more than 1 strip of caps (10 caps) at a time. I said “you can’t kill more than 10 indians, that’s final.” /s
So far no withdrawal symptons.
Who are these “activists”? Expose them. I bet it is one or two people attached to Soros or Open Society Foundation.
I want liberals to lose it.
It’s not about toy guns. It’s about teaching kids that guns are a bad thought.
“My Hopalong Cassidy cap gun never caused me to kill anyone.”
Well, well..... MY dual Holster Annie Oakley, Mother of Pearl handle capgun pistols were one of my favorite toys ever! My brothers and I shot at each other, shot at the neighbor kids from the farm down the road. Woo Hoo... best thing ever was my mom or dad coming home with new rolls of caps for us to fire off. ahhhhhh sweet memories from a much more pleasant time - the 50’s. I’ll check again with all my broethers, but as far as I know none of us ever shot anyone! PS: AND I loved the three stooges, too. How about Bugs Bunnie - oh so violent. NOT. WE knew the difference between “pretend and real”. (that was for those of you in Rio Linda”