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Do you allow your children to play with guns? toys of course.

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AligirlP

Asked by AligirlP at 11:36 AM on Feb. 23, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Toy guns are not permitted in my house. Water guns in the summer are kept in my trunk until I'm there to play with them with those. Any others aer not allowed.
    mommatime78

    Answer by mommatime78 at 11:38 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • Yep sure do. My older kids know how to shoot real guns as well.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 11:38 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • oh yea, son had army play gear. He's also shot real guns, we dont' have a problem with it
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:42 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • She hasn't shown an interest yet but if she did, sure.
    I also plan on teaching her to shoot a real gun when she's older. It's actually a lot of fun.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:43 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • NO.
    blessed5x

    Answer by blessed5x at 11:50 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • It kind of makes me uncomfortable when they play with guns, especailly when they're pointing them at each others heads so I try not to buy them. But if they find one that magically appeared in our house they're usually allowed to play with them. My uncle teaches a Hunter's Safety Course and I plan on signing my 8 year old up so he can go hunting with my uncles.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • I think toy guns were cool back in the days of cowboy's and indians but today if I had little ones, I don't think I would have them around.My brother shot me in the forhead with a dart gun that was loaded with an ink pen and we were in the backseat of the car at the time. I still have the scar from it. Thank God it didn't go into my eye. I suggest constant supervision with any kind of toy that is related to violence.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • Yes. My son has 20 different types of toy guns. Him and his friends have a blast running all over playing with them. They love the Nerf guns. We played with them and never shot anyone. Then again we were not abused or neglected. My parents also supervised us like my son and his friends are. Guns are not bad people are.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • Nope...I've taught my son that guns are for cops and army men. He fully understands that if someone else has a gun they are a "bad guy". I'll discuss hunting with him soon. Since he's turning 6 I might start letting him use water shooters in the summer...not the actual water guns though.
    NJMom2Tyler

    Answer by NJMom2Tyler at 12:12 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • I didn't let my kids have guns, but somehow they still ended up in my house and even if they didn't have any they would use something else as a gun. I don't think it stopped any of the violence either. They still play games where "you're dead" is called out gleefully. I always say no guns, and they decide lasers adn light sabers could be used instead. So eventually I gave up and let them just be kids.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

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