Monday, December 4, 2017

Buffalo, NY Community Leaders Want To Keep Toy Guns Out Of Children’s Hands With Toy Gun Exchange

The following article appeared on Weasel Zippers on December 3rd


A community groups has a strong message for parents this Christmas. They want to help keep toy guns out of children’s hands…to prevent them from getting their hands on a real one.

“This is a cap gun and it sounds real,” said Leonard Lane.

As Leonard Lane shows a toy gun that’s filled with candy, he says it doesn’t need to be given to a child. 
"And it sounds real!" Un****ingbelievable!
“Whatever you put in a child’s hands that’s what he feels comfortable with and you put a toy gun in his hands at an early age and when he gets older he’s going to want the real thing,” said Leonard Lane, president of Buffalo F.A.T.H.E.R.S organization. 
Leonard Lane
That’s why Lane is encouraging parents to give up their child’s toy guns this Christmas and exchange it for a different toy, as part of the annual Toy Gun Exchange at the Delavan Grider community center.

Lane says it’s an effort to help stop gun violence by teaching children at an early age that guns are nothing to play with.

“I understand how a mother may feel wanting to get something her child would like, but what we don’t want to do is make a child feel comfortable with a toy gun,” said Lane.

Ed. The mind boggles.

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