View Poll Results: Is it ok for little boys to play war games with toy guns?

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    And we play spray bottles, not water pistols...

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    Default Re: What do you think about little boys playing with toy guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by threechooks View Post
    I really hope this is only clumsy wording on your part....
    Absolutely not. I meant every word I said. Otherwise my obsession with serving my country may never have found an outlet as would be the same for many people who do the same.

    I fail to see how anyone could see the desire to serve their nation and the people in it could be a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eko View Post
    Absolutely not. I meant every word I said. Otherwise my obsession with serving my country may never have found an outlet as would be the same for many people who do the same.

    I fail to see how anyone could see the desire to serve their nation and the people in it could be a bad thing.
    You stated that people that serve our country have an obsession with firearms and this is simply not so. A firearm is simply a necessary tool with which they have to work with. If any solider, police officer or security guard had an obsession with firearms I would be suggesting they get mental health support. Big difference between hobby/ work and obsession. Nor does a childhood playing with guns aide people in pursuing the above careers

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    Default What do you think about little boys playing with toy guns?

    I hate toy guns. So does DP, and she has a gun for work.

    I certainly won't be encouraging our children to play with guns, so I won't be buying them toy guns.

    I have three younger brothers (12, 10 and 8) and none of them ever played guns when younger.

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    Default Re: What do you think about little boys playing with toy guns?

    I don't like the idea of it... but he has cousins who are 8 & 10 who have nerf guns, he learnt how to make guns from blocks.

    We discourage "bang you're dead" games with made guns. But as someone who's shot *at* tin cans, who grew up with my dad ranting about how park rangers were no longer allowed to carry guns or maybe semi-automatic? Not sure.... some change in legislation ****ed him off. Anyhow... I was raised in a household where guns saved lives (as protection from buck kangaroos) or for putting down feral animals. Not for shooting people. I was well aware of guns before I ever knew people shot other people. The concept blew my mind - I still remember that moment I was told in response to a movie I said "but that doesn't happen in real life" (obviously I'd been not allowed to watch the news! I was maybe 7-8 years old)

    Sooooo end of story - guns can be used for shooting *things* but not *people*

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    we have water pistols and nerf guns...

    but they've never had any kind of replica gun or pop gun or anything...

    I didn't buy them for years, but then they wanted water pistols, and they got given nerf guns.

    They don't play aggressive games though. NEVER 'war games'. Shooting AT people, or using any 'killing' language is not allowed.

    They are more violent playing 'star wars' honestly.


 

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