Skip to comments.UK: "Why I believe in toy rifles"
Posted on 11/30/2005 10:47:32 AM PST by kiriath_jearim
YOUR SAY: Why I believe in toy rifles
Last weekend a call was made by the Chief Constable of Manchester for a complete ban to be imposed upon all toy guns being sold in the shops during the run-up to Christmas, writes Mick Cole of The Square, Kenilworth.
Though this was immediately echoed by the doom-and-gloom brigade, it has also been viewed as an imposition of the 'nanny state' by consumer groups. Little boys have been playing at cowboys and indians, cops and robbers and soldiers for centuries and in the absence of toy guns have fashioned imitations from tree branches, broom handles and anything else to hand; and so it will go on, so let them enjoy it.
When will the kill-joys and bleeding-heart liberals have the sense to admit that guns don't kill - people do!
In recent times, murders have been carried out by peopel using tent-pegs, garden spades, baseball bats, stones and housebricks, as well as - very recently - an ice-pick.
Are we going to hear calls for the banning of all these items?
A culture of murder and violence has come to the forefront in recent years, for whatever reason, and it has nothing to do with little boys playing soldiers or whatever with their toy guns at Christmas, this being what little boys like to do - it is a part of their natural upbringing. The authorities should grasp the nettle, get to the core of the gun culture with a zero-tolerance stance, and stop this wishy-washy nonsense of banning toy guns at Christmas.
Meanwhile, I shall be purchasing a toy army assault rifle for a four-year-old friend of mine at Christmas, and will be happy at the enjoyment it gives him. As he is a boy, I shall not be buying him a pink frock or a doll's pram.
29 November 2005
With so many adherents of the Religion of Terror ("ROT") in their midst, British kids would do well to grow up knowing which end of a gun means business.
Well, duuuhhhhhh! Ya think?
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