Discourage use, sale of toy guns

April 1, 2014 | 3:48 am

Recently, I viewed an ad on television promoting a plastic “automatic shooter” that fired 9 mm Nerf bullets. The ad showed adults shooting each other in a backyard setting. I believe that this type of toy provides an unacceptable opportunity for people to “practice” killing other people.

For those who are drugged, demented or drunk, it is a short step to replacing the Nerf bullets and shooter with real bullets in a real gun.

Please contact the store manager wherever you find these “death toys” and ask them to be responsible and pull these from their shelves.

John A. Gross

Iowa City

 

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