My mom is a kindergarten teacher in the north end of Toronto. Today a little Afghan boy, 5, brought a replica gun to school. Not a cap gun, not a
toy gun, not a water gun, a real, metal replica gun. He's only five years old! Apparently it was a gift from the mother, who told the principal to
just throw the gun into the garbage.
Well, replica guns are not generally cheap. I remember a time when you could buy a semi-automatic version of the AK-47 for about a third of what a
replica of the original weapon would cost.
There's nothing wrong with giving kids toy guns, or even replica guns. I had a gun when I was young that looked about as real as a gun could look.
You had to look very closely to tell that it was not real although I do not believe that it in any way resembled an actual production firearm.
Given the political atmosphere, school is probably not the best place for such an item, but over reaction by the adults and authorities doesn't help
the situation. Here, this kid would have probably been arrested.
I remember listening to the radio up here they were having a discussion about it. I believe that its illegal in Cnada to sell or posses afake
firearm, i believe police shot and killed numerous suspects with fake firearms, which led to this law. The main argument was that children wont grow
up to be criminals by having a replica gun, but rather how they are raised by there parents.
This brings up the point of acceptance within a household with guns or replicas around. Maybe its accepted in Afghanistan, but certainly its rare in
they have that stupid zero tolerance rule in schools for any kind of weapon, its no big deal for toys i dont know what is the big deal. even though
parents should be encouarging more enlightening and positive toys to play with ie i dont know. parents usually start blathering about expressing
paranoia which does anything but help the situation.
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