A Gazette letter writer says the sale of toy guns — or as he describes them, “death toys” — should be discouraged.
“Recently, I viewed an ad on television promoting a plastic ‘automatic shooter’ that fired 9 mm Nerf bullets,” says the letter, written by John A. Gross of Iowa City. “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,” Gross added.
What do you think? Should retailers discourage, or even ban, the sale of toy guns?