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1 posted on 01/13/2013 8:22:00 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

How about a ban on kids for liberals?


2 posted on 01/13/2013 8:30:59 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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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%


3 posted on 01/13/2013 8:32:15 AM PST by mark3681
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To: BenLurkin

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?


4 posted on 01/13/2013 8:33:27 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: BenLurkin

done


5 posted on 01/13/2013 8:37:12 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 8:38:55 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


8 posted on 01/13/2013 8:47:00 AM PST by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: BenLurkin

“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.


9 posted on 01/13/2013 8:53:39 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: BenLurkin

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.


11 posted on 01/13/2013 8:56:17 AM PST by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


12 posted on 01/13/2013 8:59:35 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


15 posted on 01/13/2013 9:16:14 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: BenLurkin

Who are these “activists”? Expose them. I bet it is one or two people attached to Soros or Open Society Foundation.


17 posted on 01/13/2013 9:22:13 AM PST by Clock King
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I'm going to vote yes, ban them. I have a nefarious reason: If they ever get banned, liberals will LOSE IT when they discover male children using sticks, pencils, potatoes, rolls of tape, even thier FINGERS, as 'guns'.

I want liberals to lose it.

18 posted on 01/13/2013 9:22:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s not about toy guns. It’s about teaching kids that guns are a bad thought.


19 posted on 01/13/2013 9:34:43 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: BenLurkin

In the near future cell phones will have killing lasers, and people will have their forefingers amputated to replace with a very real and functioning finger-pistol. Or a freaking killer green laser in pinkies.


21 posted on 01/13/2013 9:39:38 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: BenLurkin

When Toys Were Toys And Boys Were Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFObOcjALvQ


26 posted on 01/13/2013 9:55:07 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like 1968 all over again. Toy guns were pulled from the market for a while after the murder of Bobby Kennedy.

Kids playing with them horrified the fainthearts. Even the GI JOE doll was modified.


27 posted on 01/13/2013 9:58:28 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: BenLurkin

It won’t matter. My son was a toddler when he picked up his toy elephant and used the trunk as a gun barrel. He was allowed his first toy gun when in second or third grade from Bass Pro Shops. It is who he is. He is a Marine.


30 posted on 01/13/2013 10:42:36 AM PST by huldah1776
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"...it's delusional to think that playing with toy guns leads to violence in later life"

I agree with that statement. In fact, I would posit that the surest way to promote a healthy attitude about guns in children, is to allow (maybe even encourage) them to play with toy guns. Let them work any violent tendencies out of their systems through fantasy play and make-believe.

That's my personal experience, having grown up in the 50s and 60s. My brothers and I played war games with toy guns, etc., until we were all played out. By the time we were men, none of us had any fixation remaining on guns or violence.

On the flip side, all those years of being allowed to pretend with toy guns, made me comfortable with the base concept of firearms. When I finally made my first adult purchase of a gun, it felt like an old friend in my hand.

34 posted on 01/13/2013 1:24:30 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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