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Xithras

(16,191 posts)
21. Yes. The problem is the cops. Not the kids or the toys.
Mon Nov 24, 2014, 01:14 PM
Nov 2014

We need to purge our police departments of this shoot-first cowboy mentality that is killing our children.

The toy guns we had back in the 70's and 80's were FAR more realistic looking than the ones we have today, and yet we did NOT have cops mowing kids down left and right. Kids have not changed. The toys have not changed...if anything, they're safer today with their bright orange tips. It's the COPS who have changed.

Saying that we need to ban toy guns because of COPS is basically accepting and adapting to our new, more murderous police forces. The cops are the problem, so fix the COPS.

Without toy guns there can be no pretend war...no pretend heroes HereSince1628 Nov 2014 #1
Or shooting moose from a helicopter! Takket Nov 2014 #8
Guess what the Afghan kids use to play war with... Oktober Nov 2014 #12
I just think cops shouldn't be allowed to kill kids morningfog Nov 2014 #2
After 15 months madokie Nov 2014 #3
Very well said and I thank you for your service. justhanginon Nov 2014 #7
That says it all. groundloop Nov 2014 #9
Gun manufacturers shouldn't make guns abelenkpe Nov 2014 #4
Define "toy manufacturer" Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #5
I voted no but I think you will find the manufacturers exclusive to airsoft and replica guns and not Bluenorthwest Nov 2014 #6
I have a feeling that the most of the people who vote yes wont be people of color... uponit7771 Nov 2014 #10
they are already required to add the bright orange tip to the end of the barrel TorchTheWitch Nov 2014 #11
Nope, nor should airsoft manufacturers. nt Ykcutnek Nov 2014 #13
An airsoft or BB gun CO2 pressure fired gun should not be sold as a toy helpmetohelpyou Nov 2014 #14
Talk about targeting the wrong problem. Daemonaquila Nov 2014 #15
Absolutely not. TexasMommaWithAHat Nov 2014 #16
Put an age requirement on buying airsoft, like they do in Canada Amishman Nov 2014 #17
Millions of people play airsoft. NutmegYankee Nov 2014 #18
Putting the onus on the toy manufacturer Nuclear Unicorn Nov 2014 #19
Guess which side of that paradigm... beevul Nov 2014 #24
No, they should not kcr Nov 2014 #20
Yes. The problem is the cops. Not the kids or the toys. Xithras Nov 2014 #21
Make Yes, but who should have/use such One_Life_To_Give Nov 2014 #22
Sure. However, toy manufacturers are liable for injuries and deaths linked to their dangerous toys Gormy Cuss Nov 2014 #23
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