I read that the Attorney General of New York is trying to get stores like KMart, Walmart and Amazon to stop selling fake guns that look real. If you think this is overreacting, take a look at these two websites (you really should): Toy Arsenal and More Toy Guns. I particularly like the Swat team and Sniper rifles, but also the U.S. Army Carbine for only $28.95. Gee, I’d like to see a whole army of children with those! And what better time than Christmas!
I can still remember how thrilled I was when my dad gave me a bb gun for Christmas. I was probably 8 or 9. I’ll bet I went right out and gunned down a happy robin singing loud and joyful on Christmas Day. It was only a year or two later that I shot a blackbird through the head and saw it hang upside down on a branch. That was the last time I shot anything with that gun.
This is all these “toys” do. They kill or wound things, living things, people. Or, pretend to. Think about that. Pretending to kill someone. Nice thing to teach children isn’t it? Sure, target practice was fun. But it’s just too hard for children not to sooner or later blast something or point the gun at someone. . .like a police officer.
Goodbye child. Goodbye any real parenting.
I’m waiting for someone to claim it’s their Second Amendment Right for their child to own as many Toy Guns as they want. Waaaaaahh.
One childlike question: How many more kids will die “playing with guns” real or fake?
One grownup question: Raising children to shoot things gives us what kind of adults?
Teaching violence has to be the Real War on Christmas since it’s the Real War on Our Children too.