Thursday, December 27, 2012

Should Parents Give Children Toy Guns?

According to the following article, many parents are refusing to buy toy guns for their children, or are hiding or throwing away the toy guns that children already have, in the wake of (following) the Newtown, Connecticut shooting massacre.

Yet, I think that most children who play with guns like to imagine themselves as defending their country or fighting "bad guys."

1)  If you were a parent (or if you are a parent), would/should you take toy guns away from your child?

2)  Which is worse: toy guns or violent video games? Or are both of these harmless?

3)  There are movie posters all throughout the NY City subway system for a movie called Final Stand.  On the poster one actor is shooting a machine gun and another actor is smiling.  How harmful do you think this type of poster/movie is?  Should this type of poster be featured after this recent shooting spree?


Yes, I'm the guy who caused the "scandal" in Asia two years ago :P

Yes, I'm also the guy who wrote the very funny ESL book: New York City Sucks, But You'll Wanna Live Here Anyway

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