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Interesting article for a UK paper

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ZeSpectre, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Member

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    Why boys should be allowed to play with toy guns

     
  2. Standing Wolf

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    If I'd had children, they wouldn't have had toy guns. They'd have been introduced to real guns at an early age.

    Socialism, the root cause of a great deal of the U.K.'s plunge into social, economic, and political failure, has always been adamantly opposed to everything imaginative. Soviet socialist realism is the most appallingly ugly "art" I've ever seen, with the possible exception of Chinese imitations of it.

    Socialism requires drones, not men.
     
  3. RLsnow

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    me and my brother used to play with toy guns, in fact i played like that all the time :D

    i turned out allrigh :p
     
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    Well, i can't say much for Chinese "art" or your ideas about socialism, but believe me, during Soviet times we (me included) had LOTS of toy guns.
    I can remember spring-operated PPSh, dummy plastic AK, battery-operated C96 Schnellfeuer with cartridge belt, piston-firing Nagants and many others, including roughly 1:2 scale Maxim machine gun on wheeled mount...
    Add to this lots of air-gun shooting galleries, free-for-all sport shooting schools and mandatory military training in high school...
    It was certainly quite different from current European "socialism", i can tell you that

    I'm not trying to tell that life in USSR was really that good, but it wasn't really that bad, either.
     
  5. RLsnow

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    any way i can get that gun play at my high school?...just, without the communism tingy?...that would be cool...it would rock in fact...
     
  6. Thin Black Line

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    Another UK paper picks this up

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/12/29/nguns129.xml

    Of course this has nothing to do with future projections showing recruiting
    problems for the British military over the next generation.....

     
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    I can remember spring-operated PPSh, dummy plastic AK, battery-operated C96 Schnellfeuer with cartridge belt, piston-firing Nagants and many others, including roughly 1:2 scale Maxim machine gun on wheeled mount...
    Max seems like a fortune could be made here!
    robert
     
  8. Cannonball888

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    Of course, Max, it was during the Cold War and the Soviet government was training it's citizens to repel a possible invasion by the western capitalist pigdogs ;)
     
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    We don't have many toy guns at my house. Mostly real guns and air rifles (including BB guns). My kids are fairly mature young and don't play many fantasy games. I did not want them to get the wrong idea. There is a gun attached to a video game but it is only used on the video game. There are also water guns that come out on hot summer days. We never wanted our kids to get the idea that guns were toys since they would be learning to shoot at an early age. It is hard enough teaching things like muzzle awareness to a six year old that I didn't want any misconceptions out there.

    Now that they own their own guns they don't really see much point to playing games with toy guns even though they are still pretty young. Still I don't see anything "wrong" or terribly unsafe with other people doing it. I just don't.
     
  10. RLsnow

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    i think its sort of a "mind building" "maturing" thingy thang playing with toy guns, and police vs robber and all that, teaches a child to distinguish between right and wrong (so i hear)

    then again, being thaught about real firearms and being given that responsebility and knowledge is a mind building experience as well.

    but if a kid doesnt have any of them?


    then again, im just 16 and just talking :p i dont have anything to back my statements up.
     
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    Not that rare an opinion. A lot of us, both gun owners and others, think kids should have toy weapons since most kids (or boys at least) want to play with them. If they don't, they never seem to grow out of the fascination with playing with weapons and end up infatuated with guns in a childish way. Daft acts of bravado are fine with toys and dangerous with real guns.
     
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    How does the UK expect to reproduce if they're trying to raise a country full of girls?
     
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