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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
When Toys Were Toys And Boys Were Boys
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.
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.
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.