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Afghanistan bans toy guns
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Afghanistan bans toy guns
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?
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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
Banning real guns isn't very feasible in Afghanistan. And while you mock the banning of toy guns, preventing 184 children from having eye injuries is not nothing.

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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
They obviously haven't been to toy gun training camp. Should be mandatory along with  toy stoning, toy knife/sword, toy IED, ............
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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
(July 27, 2015 at 10:01 am)Pyrrho Wrote: Banning real guns isn't very feasible in Afghanistan.  And while you mock the banning of toy guns, preventing 184 children from having eye injuries is not nothing.

It's still ironic.
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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
(July 27, 2015 at 10:01 am)Pyrrho Wrote: Banning real guns isn't very feasible in Afghanistan.  And while you mock the banning of toy guns, preventing 184 children from having eye injuries is not nothing.

That's very true. Eye injuries are no laughing matter, especially in Afghanistan.
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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
I thought this would be a story about a bunch of children being murdered by police who confused their toys for real guns. So they had to ban toy guns to save the children from the police.
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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
(July 27, 2015 at 6:05 am)pocaracas Wrote:
Quote: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.
In Afghanistan the police don't need to shoot civilians, the civilians take care of that themselves.
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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?

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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
(July 27, 2015 at 10:10 am)Pandæmonium Wrote:
(July 27, 2015 at 10:01 am)Pyrrho Wrote: Banning real guns isn't very feasible in Afghanistan.  And while you mock the banning of toy guns, preventing 184 children from having eye injuries is not nothing.

That's very true. Eye injuries are no laughing matter, especially in Afghanistan.

Well its especially bad for girls. After all their eyes are the only part they can show.
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RE: Afghanistan bans toy guns
Hope they never find sharp sticks or scissors.
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