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Toy guns. Would you allow them in your house?

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spidermama Mon 04-Jul-05 11:01:15

My DH and his two brothers were not allowed guns in the house. So desperate were they to play gun games that they used to bite their toast into gun shapes and use them.

suzywong Mon 04-Jul-05 11:01:46

that is hilarious

beetroot Mon 04-Jul-05 11:03:08

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mears Mon 04-Jul-05 11:03:37

I didn't so they made them out of lego Still glad I didn't have them though, hate them.

lilaclotus Mon 04-Jul-05 11:03:54

i don't allow them. dd's friend at nursery had a toy sword and he was very wild and hitting other kids with it. she said she wanted one and that she "wouldn't kill me with it".

QueenEagle Mon 04-Jul-05 11:07:51

My older 2 boys are 11 and 9 and I never bought them guns and if any of their friends came to play and bought their guns with them, I would confiscate them until they went home.

I now have 2 younger boys of 2 and a half and 6 months, and will not buy them guns either.

Funny thing is I don't mind water pistols, I don't know why not but they seem ok to me somehow.

kama Mon 04-Jul-05 11:10:06

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MamaMaiasaura Mon 04-Jul-05 11:18:39

Both my sisters have bought ds guns. One was cowboy outfit and the other pirate outfit. He also chose a rifle (cowboy/western one) when on holiday and his action man has an assault rifle. He also has battle axe (not me ), swords, light sabars, space shooter, water pistols etc.

We have talks about the fact that real weapons are not nice and hurting people is not nice etc. As a family unit we do not advocate the use of force either.

Before ds was bought the toy guns he would make them out of sticks etc anyway.

MamaMaiasaura Mon 04-Jul-05 11:20:13

<-- dives for cover..

have to say that ds has never really twatted anyone with the swords etc.. he is usually fighting imaginary 'monsters' like dragons etc.

coppertop Mon 04-Jul-05 11:21:52

We have lots of toy guns in our house.

QueenEagle Mon 04-Jul-05 11:32:07

"twatted" anyone, Awen?? pmsl

kid Mon 04-Jul-05 11:33:38

DS also bites food into gun shapes. When I ask him why I won't let him play with guns, he tells me 'because they hurt people!'
He has given up asking for toy guns in the shops now

MamaMaiasaura Mon 04-Jul-05 11:37:13

AnnaInManchester Mon 04-Jul-05 14:25:55

Lol @ Awen, you're reply about ds twatting anyone made me laugh out loud!

piffle Mon 04-Jul-05 14:30:45

water pistols only, hate them yesterday loads of local teens were outside playing war games with replica style plastic guns. Felt very "wrong" although I guess better they were outside running around than mugging old ladies or smoking..
my dad had rifles and shot targets as his hobby, I also shot for a few years, targets only.
But now I hate them all....

tiffini Mon 04-Jul-05 14:37:19

My Ds does have toy guns, I dont believe he will grow up to be a gangster because of it, however he plays with them on his own, me and DH will not join in with him or suggest he plays with them.

spidermama Mon 04-Jul-05 14:43:42

I'm torn on this. I feel uncomfortable at the sight of little boys with plastic uzis going digga-digga-digga at ME. But I remember endless gun games with friends using the linking bits of matchbox car tracks as our guns. I think I won't buy my boys guns but if anyone else does I won't mind. Cop out eh?

marne Mon 04-Jul-05 14:50:21

No i wouldnt, some of them look so real!

MrsGordonRamsay Mon 04-Jul-05 14:54:00

No guns here either and I have only finally capitulated to requests for a supersoaker, and it is only a tiny one at that. DH thinks I am a meanie and says it is more of a mini soaker.

tarantula Mon 04-Jul-05 15:04:54

I gave up on the no guns ban when dss was about 7 but we only have a few 'raygun' type things and some water guns in the house now and certainly no realistic ones (Guess dss has outgrown them a bit adn dd hasnt got into them yet). Having said that the house is littered with axes, shields, landseaxs and helmets (dp hasnt out grown them).

handlemecarefully Mon 04-Jul-05 15:06:02

Yes I would...

sallystrawberry Mon 04-Jul-05 15:07:42

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teeavee Mon 04-Jul-05 15:31:17

do they still make caps for guns? - I used to love the smell of the roll of paper after shooting with my brother's toy cap gun.... But it does look aggressive when I see boys with them today. Don't know how I'll react if ever my ds asks for a gun when he's older, but not keen on the idea at all

expatinscotland Mon 04-Jul-05 15:33:52

Nope. I grew up in the US - I've had enough of guns to last a lifetime.

spidermama Mon 04-Jul-05 15:43:43

Interesting Sally. There's something to be said for letting things run there natural course.

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