toy guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Soybomb, Apr 16, 2008.

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Should kids play with toy guns?

  1. Toy guns are fine, let the kids play.

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  2. Kids should never consider guns toys.

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  3. Toy guns are fine with limitiations on what they can are allowed to point the gun at.

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  1. Hk91-762mm

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    I played with toy guns =Fought wars! Killed every immaginable enemy!
    Yet from my earliest recolections I knew It was [safe play] And that If you really did shoot someone they would be killed. Even the youngest child can tell the difference between right and wrong -providing there parents have given them basic education.
     
  2. Scratchy

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    Even if kids are not allowed toy guns they will just pick up a stick and pretend it is a gun or sword or battle axe etc.
     
  3. ShooterX

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    forget the kids. I'd get this for myself. The Office War balance of power will be tipped to my favor.

    http://gizmodo.com/357952/nerf-vulcan-ebf+25-fully-automatic-toy-dart-gun-rambo-juniors-weapon-of-choice

    The best new Nerf toy out of the entire Toy Fair 2008 lineup is this fully automatic dart gun. The toy is $40, and comes with 25 belt-fed darts, powered by six D-cell batteries (!). Paired with the Mission Kit Tactical Light, this is the kind of base unit a Nerf gun modder could really learn to love.
     
  4. Cosmoline

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    Personally I think a much better route is the one my Brother in law has taken. No toy guns, but the kids are issued their own competition BB guns and shoot with a team. Great way to introduce them to the shooting sports and concepts of gun safety.
     
  5. rocinante

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    My boy had just turned two before christmas and he kept asking for a 'bigga gun' for Christmas. Real guns weren't even part of my consciousness at the time and how it got in his I don't know. Mom was like no. I was at the grocery store and bought him a star war battle rifle that lit up and made a zingy noise. Darn batteries lasted like five years. Boys will make guns out of their fingers, sticks, anything. Give them their toys.

    American boys also instinctively start making motor noises. I think machines are part of our DNA now.
     
  6. serrano

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    Growing up in the 80s & 90s in Southern California we plinked around with BB guns and slingshots but never shot at each other, we got the talk from my father's best friend who had a glass eye from a slingshotted orange peel. We did however play Nerf 'War', and paintball... no airsoft though, had it been available though I'm sure we would have. We wore eye protection for paintball, and none for Nerf. We never intentionally aimed at the face, no one ever got hurt except for the usual scrapes from running and crawling around a hillside for hours at a time. :)
     
  7. MD_Willington

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    My son has a toy pump shotgun, I made a nylon sling for it...

    My Daughter has a toy revolver, she usually keeps it in her toy purse.
     
  8. shdwfx

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    Boys want to be the hero, slay the dragon, save the damsel - there's a wildness built in that is healthy and natural. Suppressing that nature does no good.

    My dad was deathly afraid of guns (still is) and had a real hard time with my gun 'obsession.' You think Commiefornication's one gun a month policy is bad? I think we had a 'one toy gun every 7 years' policy. :)

    No matter, anything remotely stick-like turned into a weapon of imaginary destruction.
     
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  10. fearless leader

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    The answer to this depends on the kids. It is fun to play with toy guns. I did it, but I was immitating my TV heros on shows like "Combat" and "Rat Patrol", 007, Simon Templar, and the Roy Rogers and such. We aslo said prayers and the pledge of aliegence in school.
    If we missed church on Sundays, we better have a real good reason.

    Kids role models are often quite different now, like.. I don't know...Snoop Dog, and Fity Cent, the character on Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, and Hit Man, and things. Violence for fun, profit and the pure sake of violence. It's something to consider. Who do your kids idolize?
    More often than not, it seems, the Gov't has become many kids "father" because the real one has walked out, or he's with his other family or something. What role models will they emulate?

    I was interested in them because my favorite hero, my Dad, was an Army man. We were depicting the struggle of good and evil, back then. Are the dynamics the same now?

    I say it depends on the kids. Their parents need to guide them in "healthy" play.

    You also need to ask yourself if you want your kids going from "Mama", "Da da," to "Bang, You're dead!"

    My answer isn't up there, but it's a "Maybe."
     
  11. nodlenor

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    One thing I think is a problem with toy guns is making them look so real that it is hard to tell them from real guns without a close look. This causes problems when a criminal wants to use one and then claim he was harmless when he gets caught. Of course, some real guns are made to look like toys also.
     
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