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  • Dangerous Toys ID'd (Harmless toy gun called 'dangerous')

    11/17/2004 1:25:29 PM PST · by MaineRepublic · 17 replies · 3,061+ views
    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Just in time for the holidays, a consumer group announced its pick for the 10 worst toys of 2004 Wednesday, including the Pocket Rocket Miniature Motorcycle and the Megabuster Battle Weapon. The toy industry responded by saying that products on such lists almost always end up meeting U.S. safety standards, and companies reiterated that their toys passed numerous safety tests. The list also included Imaginarium Police Car Building Blocks, Dress Me Paz, Fun Slides Carpet Skates, Air Burst Rockets, the 38" Playtime Trampoline, Happy Birthday Bear, Parents Magazine Mirror Pound-A-Ball and the 3 Gun Squad Set...
  • Toddlers' plastic swords seized

    07/09/2004 10:45:50 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 17 replies · 838+ views
    BBC Online News ^ | July 9th 2004
    Two-year-old twins from the UK had their plastic toy swords seized at a French airport, say their parents. Olivia and Eva Ryan, from Luton, Beds, were waiting with their parents to check in at Charles de Gaulle Airport after a trip to EuroDisney. The children's father, Peter Ryan, said French officials classed the swords as replica weapons. He said the family tried to stress they went with Peter Pan outfits and would be difficult to replace. Mr Ryan told the BBC: "When the swords were taken away the children burst into tears. "She (my partner) was absolutely furious. "But I...
  • An Arkansas school teacher who gave her students a fish-shaped water gun is under fire

    06/03/2004 11:34:28 AM PDT · by Cagey · 78 replies · 365+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5-31-2004 | Scott Norvell
    An Arkansas school teacher who gave her students a fish-shaped water gun is under fire from a parent who says she disapproves of weapons in her house, reports KPOM-TV in Ft. Smith, Ark. The teacher at an elementary school in Rogers, Ark., gave her students the squirter following a lesson about animals in the rain forest. School officials say she feels horrible about the entire situation and didn't mean to offend anyone. The parent who complained, Karen Young, doesn't want fish-shaped toy guns in her house because she accidentally shot an ex-boyfriend one time when the gun she was beating...
  • Fish Farce, ...

    05/31/2004 8:05:00 AM PDT · by Amerigomag · 26 replies · 189+ views
    Fox News ^ | may 31, 2004 | Scott Norvell
    An Arkansas school teacher who gave her students a fish-shaped water gun is under fire from a parent who says she disapproves of weapons in her house, reports KPOM-TV in Ft. Smith, Ark. The teacher at an elementary school in Rogers, Ark., gave her students the squirter following a lesson about animals in the rain forest. School officials say she feels horrible about the entire situation and didn't mean to offend anyone. The parent who complained, Karen Young, doesn't want fish-shaped toy guns in her house because she accidentally shot an ex-boyfriend one time when the gun she was beating...
  • Teacher Gives Students Toys-Mother Calls Them Toy Guns - I call it in-breeding!

    05/31/2004 8:28:26 AM PDT · by steplock · 96 replies · 256+ views
    Inbreeding Proves StupidityMonday, May 31 @ 09:24:35 Teacher Gives Students Toys - Mother Calls Them Toy GunsArkansas NBC A Rogers mother says she's upset after her first grader came home with a toy gun. Karen Young says her 7 year old came home with what she called a water gun on the last day of school. Young asked her child where it came from. He told her that his teacher gave it to him. Young says she considers the teacher an excellent educator but says this was a really bad decision on the teacher' part. Assistant school superintendent Dr....
  • Toy Guns...

    03/27/2004 6:53:16 PM PST · by Long Cut · 120 replies · 1,124+ views
    Me
    I've got a question for all the shootists and 2A guys out there...I've got a young (8 month old) son, and I want "Short Cut" to grow up right as regards firearms. The way I started, and as many of us did, was with toy guns. Many hours of my childhood were spent playing Soldier, Cops-n-robbers, and other games with my friends. My dad never, however, hesitsted to teach me NEVER to point my toys at other people (well, him and mom, anyway.) So, what I want to know is, are ANY companies still making toy guns that at least...
  • Kindergarteners trade in their fake guns for nonviolent toys (Anti gun GAG alert)

    02/20/2004 7:30:28 AM PST · by Jotmo · 75 replies · 609+ views
    Boortz-Neas News ^ | 2-19-04 | KELLY NIX
    <p>Five-year-old Martin Patiño threw his toy machine gun into a trashcan marked "armas no," Spanish for "no guns," and he promptly picked up a coloring book to replace it.</p> <p>Martin was one of about 30 Alisal Community School kindergartners from four classes Wednesday who traded in their fake guns for gentle toys such as stuffed animals and Play-Doh.</p>
  • Boys suspended for tiny G.I. Joe guns District's zero-tolerance policy bars inch-long plastic toy

    01/29/2004 11:15:21 AM PST · by Phyto Chems · 77 replies · 301+ views
    Three boys were suspended for bringing to school miniature toy guns from G.I. Joe action figures. The toys are about one to three inches – about half the size of a pencil – but Bemiss Elementary School in Spokane, Wash., says it stands by its zero-tolerance policy on weapons, which does not specify the type or size, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported. "We've been very clear with our students and parents that you don't bring anything that resembles a gun to school," Bemiss Principal Lorna Spear told the paper. The mother of one of the boys, Terry Wilson-Spence, called their suspension...
  • Third graders suspended for tiny action figure toy guns

    01/28/2004 9:26:11 PM PST · by yonif · 38 replies · 389+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | January 28, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Three third-grade boys who brought tiny action figure toy guns to school received one-day suspensions for violating the Spokane School District's zero-tolerance weapons policy. District officials said the suspensions Tuesday also were given because the 2-inch-long GI Joe toys violated a policy against bringing toys to school. "They don't need toys during the school day. If kids are playing with toys, they are not attending to school," Bemiss Elementary School Principal Lorna Spear said. Spear called two of the boys' parents Tuesday and met with another and agreed on the disciplinary actions. Two boys, who allegedly used...
  • Where are all the guns?

    01/19/2004 9:22:52 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 41 replies · 367+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 8, 2004 | Dennis Peacocke
    Those of us who remember life in America after World War II, and before the 60's cultural revolution, fondly reminisce over how different life was then. Doors were often left unlocked; women and children were generally safe on the streets day or night; you knew your neighbors' names for blocks around; public language and customs were much kinder; and the prevalence of violence we know today was completely unthinkable. To be sure, there were some significant cultural negatives such as blatant racism, etc., but the world here in America generally wore a much, much kinder face. And, of course, virtually...
  • Shore police want people to stop carrying toy guns that appear real

    12/03/2003 4:47:32 PM PST · by yonif · 8 replies · 169+ views
    News 12 ^ | 12/03/03
    (12/03/03) WALL - Police in Wall Township say fake guns are creating a serious problem for law enforcement officers in the community. In the past few months, police say they have seen an increase in the number of people carrying toy guns that appear real. Officers are afraid the fake guns may cause them to discharge their weapon on a suspect that is actually unarmed. Wall police have already confiscated five imitation guns including two that belonged to children. In nearby Barnegat, two teenage girls recently robbed a bank after painting the tip of a fake gun so that it...
  • Store cited for selling toy guns that looked too real

    11/25/2003 1:06:17 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 21 replies · 314+ views
    Action2News ^ | November 25, 2003 | AP
    Rochester, New York-AP -- A costume shop in Rochester, New York, will pay three-thousand dollars in penalties and costs to the state after selling toy guns that violated state law. Officials say the toy guns looked too much like the real thing. The annual toy safety check by the Empire State Consumers Association found several realistic-looking toy guns for sale at Arlene's Costume Shop and reported it to the attorney general's office. Officials say a check showed the toy guns didn't have the required markings that clearly show them to be toys. State law says any toy gun with a...
  • Iraqi children shopping for toy guns while celebrating Eid (not smart)

    11/24/2003 8:31:47 AM PST · by saquin · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Iraqi children play with toy guns at a Baghdad market. Iraq's Sunnis and Libyans became the first Muslim communities to kick off the Eid al-Fitr holiday which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.(AFP/Karim Sahib)
  • Annapolis weighs 'replica gun' ban

    10/30/2003 10:29:01 AM PST · by Stew Padasso · 9 replies · 173+ views
    Annapolis weighs 'replica gun' ban By Judith Person THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Annapolis City Council still wants to ban toy guns in the city, but following an onslaught of national attention, the lawmaker responsible for the proposed law has made one change. "We are no longer referring to them as toys," Alderwoman Cynthia A. Carter, a Democrat, told The Washington Times. "We are calling them replica guns."
  • Toy Gun Leads To Student's Arrest - Special Needs Boy Brings Toy Gun On Bus

    10/25/2003 10:02:58 AM PDT · by submarine · 25 replies · 265+ views
    NewsNet5 - Huron, Ohio ^ | Oct. 24, 2003
    HURON, Ohio -- A special needs student in Huron is in trouble with the law because of a plastic toy gun he brought on a school bus, reported NewsChannel5. The 13-year old boy was on a school bus heading to Shawnee School Friday morning when he found a plastic toy gun in the pocket of his brother's coat, which he was wearing. When other students saw it they panicked and told the bus driver. Once at school, a teacher retrieved the toy gun and contacted the principal, who called the police The boy reportedly did not understand what was happening,...
  • Boy, 10, facing court over water pistol incident

    10/22/2003 6:16:44 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 10 replies · 133+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10/22/03 | Ananova
    Ananova: Boy, 10, facing court over water pistol incident A 10-year-old boy has been summonsed to appear in court over an allegation of assault with a water pistol. The boy has received the summons in relation to an allegation that he fired a water pistol at a passer-by in Westbury, Sherborne, Dorset, on April 13. A police spokesman said: "Dorset Police can confirm that there has been an investigation into an incident in Westbury, Sherborne, involving an allegation of assault with a water pistol. "As proceedings are active it would be inappropriate for Dorset police to comment further." The...
  • Democrats seek to reauthorize law banning plastic guns

    10/21/2003 5:53:10 PM PDT · by Brian S · 37 replies · 113+ views
    <p>Senate Democrats plan to urge Congress to reauthorize a law banning plastic guns that could be used by terrorists to slip past airport metal detectors.</p> <p>Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., said Tuesday he plans to introduce legislation to reauthorize the Terrorist Firearm Detection Act of 1988, which bans the creation or possession plastic firearms. Exemptions for the military and intelligence agencies are provided in the law.</p>
  • Students Confess to East Kentwood Scare [Michigan: school lockdown caused by toy gun]

    10/17/2003 2:53:48 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 3 replies · 115+ views
    WZZM-TV ^ | 10.17.2003 | Chris Fleszar
    Students Confess to East Kentwood ScareBy Chris FleszarPosted: 10/17/2003 Gaines Township - Kent County authorities say two teens have confessed to bringing a toy gun into East Kentwood High School. The school was put under a lockdown yesterday after a person saw two people going into the school with what they thought was a gun. Authorities searched the school for several hours looking for the suspects, and found nothing. The school was eventually re-opened. 13 News has learned a 17 year old student and his 14 year old friend came forward today and told police it was a toy...
  • Toy Gun Backfires

    09/20/2003 6:00:00 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 41 replies · 298+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 09.20.03 | James Walsh
    Jon Trembath doesn't claim his son, Jake, is perfect. "He's 16," he said. But Jake Trembath, a Maple Grove High School junior -- who served on the student council, was on the Homecoming court, played lacrosse and attends Bible class every morning -- also isn't a gun-toting menace who deserves to be expelled from school, the father said Friday. "But no one seems to want to hear that," the elder Trembath said. As a result of finding a toy cap gun -- "painted to look more real," a school report said -- in Jake's car last week, Maple Grove school...
  • Boy Suspended For Playing With Toy Gun-Police Escort Boy To Elementary School

    08/28/2003 12:41:52 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 63 replies · 616+ views
    Boy Suspended For Playing With Toy Gun Police Escort Boy To Elementary School POSTED: 2:31 p.m. EDT August 28, 2003 A 7-year-old boy accused of pointing a toy gun at passing vehicles as he waited for the bus has been suspended from school. Jackson police Sgt. Scott Rogers said he saw the boy playing with the gun at about 7:15 Wednesday morning. The gun was missing the orange cap on its barrel, which would have signified it was not real. "It had the potential for a very bad outcome," Deputy Chief Matt Heins told The Jackson Citizen Patriot for...
  • Just Child's Play? Parents re-thinking letting kids play war games

    08/21/2003 2:39:59 PM PDT · by Skooz · 62 replies · 678+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, August 21, 2003 | Amy C. Sims
    <p>NEW YORK — The sight of a child holding a toy gun can strike fear in a parent's heart, but many moms and dads are re-examining their attitude toward children's war-related play.</p> <p>With toy store shelves taking on a decidedly camouflaged look and America engaged in ongoing military conflicts, parents are grappling with whether or not to allow kids to act out war scenarios and how to talk to them about real military actions.</p>
  • Bang, bang, my baby shot me down...

    07/31/2003 1:58:39 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 19 replies · 159+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | Tom DeWeese
    Bang, bang, my baby shot me down... By Tom DeWeese © 2003 What would you do if a seven-year-old kid walked into a store where you were working or shopping and brandished a gun and said he was robbing the place? I'd slap his rear and take him home to his mother. Liberals shake in their shoes and misplace their backbones with legislation to ban toy guns. In Annapolis, Maryland, a seven-year-old child walked into a video store holding a toy gun and announced he was holding up the place. Now, Alderman Cynthia Carter has introduced legislation in the...
  • Pass a Law! The Evils of Toy Guns

    07/20/2003 9:05:14 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies · 443+ views
    www.CapitalismMagazine.com ^ | July 17, 2003 | Tom DeWeese
    What would you do if a seven-year-old kid walked into a store where you were working or shopping and brandished a gun and said he was robbing the place? I'd slap his rear and take him home to his mother. Liberals shake in their shoes and misplace their backbones with legislation to ban toy guns. In Annapolis, Maryland, a seven-year-old child walked into a video store holding a toy gun and announced he was holding up the place. Now, Alderman Cynthia Carter has introduced legislation in the Annapolis City Council to not only ban all toy guns, but also fine...
  • Wal-Mart halts N.Y. toy-gun sales

    04/11/2003 8:54:51 AM PDT · by Brian S · 44 replies · 374+ views
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday suspended sales of toy guns in its stores throughout the state of New York, only hours after Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer sued the world's biggest retailer, accusing it of selling such toys without required safety markings to distinguish them from real weapons. The toy guns have orange caps on their barrels, as required by federal law, but they don't have nonremovable orange stripes down the barrel's length as New York law requires, Spitzer's lawsuit contends. Safety experts say the brightly colored markings help police officers distinguish toy guns from real weapons, and that the permanent...