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Do you allow your young child to play with toy guns, knives, or other weapons?


Asked by renea20 at 11:48 AM on Oct. 7, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I always think its funny coz I know my nephew is not allowed to play with toy guns but he will take ANYTHING and say its a gun and go bam bam, its a guy thing. I will never understand why my husband has a gun AND knife collection nor will I ever understand why all little boys want to play with toy guns and when they can't they "make" guns. lol

    Answer by KatieP. at 2:19 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Yes

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Yes, he seems more interested this year.

    Answer by KFree907 at 11:53 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Never

    I had 3 sons and when they were older and in scouts they learned to shoot BB guns, how to use pocket knives, how to use hatchets, how to throw hatchets, how to saw stuff, how to use a bow and arrow, how to make arrows, how to build fires, ect. We had BB guns, pocket knives, hatchets, saws, bows and arrows, and a backpack full of fire starting stuff we called the bag of fire and magic. My kids won all kinds of contests at starting fires. Kind of scarry.

    I was a single mother and we did a lot of family camping. People thought I was crazy. I was involved in scouts with the kids. I had been a girl scout and explorer boy scout.

    My sons all worked at cub scout summer camp teaching 11 year olds all these skills.

    Answer by Gailll at 11:57 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • no way.

    I would rather teach him to use the real things properly under adult supervision. Toys do not reinforce proper safety.

    I dont even like NERF guns

    Answer by MarchMarie at 12:01 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • We don't allow guns. He really doesn't have any toy weapons, but my husband collects swords, so we plan on teaching him about them when he's older.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 12:01 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • And no I probably won't get him toy weapons but I'm not going to ban them either.

    Answer by KatieP. at 2:20 PM on Oct. 7, 2009