I’m a fan of the Duck Hunt game on the old Nintendo Entertainment System. And although I am not a gun owner, I do stand in support of the 2nd amendment and any law-abiding citizen who chooses to exercise their right to bear arms.
But, I really don’t think it’s a good idea to make a gun look like a toy. And that’s exactly what this gun maker decided to do.
Sure, having a gun that mimics a toy may not be such a bad thing. Just as long as the gun owner takes the proper precautions with the weapon, right? Well, sadly, some gun owners are not always as careful as they should be.
If a gun looked like a toy or a video game, wouldn’t a child be more likely to want to play with it?
Scary Mommy featured the gun in a recent article.
First things first: we need to educate our children on the dangers of firearms, if they’re going to be raised around them, we need to train them on how to safely use them, and we need to keep them locked up and out of their hands. They’re not toys.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, DID YOU GUYS HEAR ABOUT THE BAD-ASS GLOCK THAT’S DESIGNED TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE A VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER?
According to Mashable, a company out of Texas – shocker! – that is clearly concerned about the dangers of firearms and the potential for children to get their hands on them, designed an actual gun that looks like a toy. Because why would a kid want to play with a toy? I don’t know about you, but my kids HATE toys. I bet if they saw this thing lying around that wouldn’t have any interest in it at all.
Regardless of how you feel about the highly politicized gun control issue in this country, we can probably all agree that kids shouldn’t be playing with them. Right? Right. So it makes zero sense to create versions of deadly weapons that look like toys.
Go over to Scary Mommy to read the full story and to take a look at the video game gun.
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