Some parents impose (toy) gun control

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    This is getting even more nutz. I dont think we would have gotten through the Depression or WWII like this...

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    All I can do is shake my head & sigh.
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    Myself and how many millions of others grew up playing cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers with toy guns yet few if any have gone on a shooting rampage. Throwing away and vilifying toy guns is just another means to create even more anti-gunners.
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    Whatever responsible parents want to teach their children is fine. Who are we to judge what a mother tells her kids? It's the government imposing restrictions on law-abiding adults that's the real problem.
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    It's funny, since I plan on teaching my kids (4 and 2) how to shoot when they are old enough, I really don't want them playing 'toy' guns. At this age I want them to always afford guns or anything gun-like the proper respect. Once they're maybe 8+ I could see being OK with it.
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    I think toy guns are a good idea, and a good place to start teaching proper handling.
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    Re: Some parents impose (toy) gun control

    There's a poll at the end of the story.... 80% of people are going to continue to allow their children to play with toy guns...

    America isn't as crazy asI feared, that's a good thing!
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    Obvious that Lisa Flam is a liberal Tool...
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    You know. This reminds me of something I have recently seen and pondered. Certain air soft rifles modeld after ARs are being advertised as only having 14'' barrels. If I am not mistaken, should that not be registered as an SBR? I am pretty damn sure that anything under 16'' in length is consider to be as such. Not to mention that the resivors on those things hold WAY more rounds than anyone should need for hunting purposes. (Sacasm off)
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    What a shame it is for some parents to miss out on yet another way to teach safety with firearms.
    The little 5 year old across the street already has his first 'Red Ryder' bb gun. His grandpa, uncle, and I all teach him about gun safety.
    He just doesn't get to play with it as he chooses, but is taught both the fun and importance of good gun handling.
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    You know what happened when we didn't have a toy guns to play with when we were kids?

    That's right, we stuck our index fingers straight out in front of us and pointed our thumbs straight up towards the sky and whala! We had guns...imagine that.

    And if you used both your hands and could master the sound effects, you could imagine your very own machine gun.

    And the cardboard rolls from wrapping paper made excellent bazookas...place it on the ground and you had a mortar launcher...now those things were devastating...you could blow up a dozen of your friends with one well placed shot...the carnage was unbelievable.

    Then we would go home and have dinner with our families and talk about what we did all day and when tomorrow came we would pretend to kill each other all over again.

    Those were the good old days.
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    Some parents impose (toy) gun control

    I by no means believe in taking them away, but I do agree toy guns is a way to teach proper handling. My son (who is 3.5) just recieved his first nerf gun from my brother for Christmas. We won't let him have it until we get some sort of target for him to shoot it at. Y'all might think I'm crazy, but I'm not takin them away from him, I'm just doin what I can to insure proper upbringing with guns like I was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1MoreGoodGuy View Post
    You know what happened when we didn't have a toy guns to play with when we were kids?

    That's right, we stuck our index fingers straight out in front of us and pointed our thumbs straight up towards the sky and whala! We had guns...imagine that.

    And if you used both your hands and could master the sound effects, you could imagine your very own machine gun.

    And the cardboard rolls from wrapping paper made excellent bazookas...place it on the ground and you had a mortar launcher...now those things were devastating...you could blow up a dozen of your friends with one well placed shot...the carnage was unbelievable.

    Then we would go home and have dinner with our families and talk about what we did all day and when tomorrow came we would pretend to kill each other all over again.

    Those were the good old days.
    I had this conversation with a local chap in his 60s, and he concurred. In acknowledging the role of violent gaming in today's society, he pointed out this he played with toy guns as a child without ill effects, but his wife wouldn't allow his son to play with them; but the violent games were OK. Now that is boy is in his 30s, Dad is unsure of the effects that gaming has had on his boy. This from a society that doesn't allow even adults to have guns at home, and LE officers do not carry off-duty (must leave all their weaponry at the PD in its locker).
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    It amazing that some people believe their personal actions are so important that they must run to the news media for their 5 minutes of fame.

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    Every single parent in this article who took their kids' toy guns away is a complete and utter moron, and I am disgusted that they are so proud of how pathetic and spineless they are.

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