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Putting an End to My Son's Obsession With Toy Weapons
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When It Comes To Toy Guns, Little Black Boys Don't Have The Luxury of Play
There's a stark difference between raising white American children and black American children.
New York Cracks Down On Illegal Toy Guns
Alexander C. Kaufman
Walmart, Amazon and Sears agreed to a settlement.
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Why Afghanistan Is Banning Toy Guns
A bold move in a country awash with weapons.
A Plea From Tennessee: Toy Gun Rights Stripped of Law-Abiding Six-Year-Olds
Political Communications Consultant and Writer
The recent bill passed by the House of Representatives that bans toy guns--but not daddy guns--within 150 feet of a school is just the latest government intrusion on our freedoms, but this time it's personal.
Police Killed Tamir Rice At a Playground: Do Safe Spaces for Black Children Exist?
Janessa E. Robinson
Writer, Activitst, & Digital Communications Professional
Black children are not afforded the privilege of engaging in normal child-like behavior because black bodies are characterized with unwarranted threat.
Why I'd Never Give My Son a Toy Gun
Giving a child a gun as a toy doesn't demystify the object, as some claim. It actually normalizes it, to the extent that they possibly will not recognize the immensity of the difference between a play-gun and a real-gun.
Teddy Bears, Toy Guns, and Real Guns
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund
Many Americans heed the CPSC and its recalls of dangerous products to help keep their families safe. But thanks in large part to the work of the gun lobby, guns are specifically not under the CPSC's jurisdiction and are the only consumer product not regulated for safety.
No Guns for My Boy
Women's rights, writer, women's leadership coach & executive t...
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My Early Fascination With War
Late Boom, Early X
As a little kid in the early 1970s, I was fascinated with war. All my buddies were, too. We couldn't help it. As a boy, the image of the World War II American soldier as hero was inescapable.
(Toy) Gun Control
Executive Editor, Parenting Early Years
Last Saturday, I enacted a new Draconian gun control law at home: I confiscated every toy gun and weapon in our home.
Boy In Trouble After Making A Gun Out Of LEGOs While Playing In An After-School Program
Parents Shun Toy Guns After Newtown Shooting
Political cartoonist syndicated by the NYTimes worldwide
Bargain Town, Making Lists and Behavior Modification
Late Boom, Early X
Growing up in the '70s, as soon as the last plate was cleaned and put away from Thanksgiving dinner, it was Christmas time. It's true that I loved all the activities and traditions, but I can't deny that my main focus was on toys.
Tis the Season for Gender-Conscious Parenting Quandaries
Author and expert on gender and politics
It's one thing to refrain from gender-stereotyped gift-giving as a parent, but another to raise girls who cherish toy machine guns and boys who cradle baby dolls like the girls and boys Photoshopped -- yes, Photoshopped -- into the Swedish catalog.
Why I Finally Told My Son He Could Play With Toy Guns
Blogger, Rage Against the Minivan
I spend a lot of time pondering the disparity between the mom I thought I would be, and the mom I am. I was such a good mom before having kids.
Priest Speaks Out About Toy Guns In Easter Baskets
My Beef With Playmobil
Mother, writer, lawyer
Whatever your thoughts on gun control, hunting or the Second Amendment, can't we all agree that four-year-olds don't need toy hunting rifles? They don't fully understand the difference between real and pretend.
Clerk Impersonates Cop To Bust Drunk Robber With Toy Gun
Colorized Guns: Painting Our Police Into A Corner
Professor, Indiana University's School of Public & Environment...
No one benefits -- except maybe some "Mainway"-like businesses -- when we make our police officers work even harder to distinguish real guns from toy guns.
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