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Afghanistan bans toy guns
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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
(July 27, 2015 at 6:05 am)pocaracas Wrote: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fb385ef87...n-toy-guns

Quote:At least 184 people, nearly all children, suffered eye injuries over the recent Eid al-Fitr holiday from toy weapons that fire BB pellets and rubber shot, health officials said. In response, authorities have banned toy guns.

"The Afghan Interior Ministry orders all police forces to confiscate toy guns, which can lead to physical and psychological damage to people," the order read.

It didn't elaborate on what psychological damage the toy guns can cause. The noise of gunfire is almost unmistakable to most Afghans, and unlike in the U.S., there have been no prominent cases of police officers here killing children brandishing toy Kalashnikovs or plastic pistols.


I loled... so... how about banning real guns?

When I was a young teen Toy companies made full size plastic replica cap guns, fully realistic in detail. I had a 38 revolver, and a 9mm. After having the cops called on me, having him draw his gun on me, shitting my pants, explain to him it was a toy, I lost my interest in both toy gun and real guns.
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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
Too bad you can't say the same for the fucking cops.
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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
(August 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm)Brian37 Wrote: When I was a young teen Toy companies made full size plastic replica cap guns, fully realistic in detail. I had a 38 revolver, and a 9mm.  After having the cops called on me, having him draw his gun on me, shitting my pants, explain to him it was a toy, I lost my interest in both toy gun and real guns.

And that may also be the real reason behind the Afghanis banning toy guns. In a country where everybody's packing a child with something like a gun in hand would be an immediate target.

I had toy guns too when I was little. Looked the part and had blanks to fire. They produced noise and smoke, but in my country neither the cops nor bystanders assumed that a child would be packing the real deal.
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