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Old 01-02-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
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Iraq moves to ban the sale of weapons.

Guns, tanks, knives, uniforms, even silencers... weapons of all prices and sizes !
Toy weapons, that is.

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“It’s the responsibility of the community to get rid of these toys,” said Dr. Emad Abdulrazaq, national adviser for mental health at the ministry. “They make it easier for a child to make the next step to real violence, because every day he enjoys guns.”

The ministry, which itself has no authority to regulate toy sales, has urged the government to ban all toy weapons. But for now it is concentrating on one: a cheap plastic air pistol highly popular among boys that fires plastic pellets and has been the source of hundreds, possibly thousands, of eye injuries.
Iraq Moves to Ban Toy Guns as Play Turns Real

 
Are Toys better than the real thing ?
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if the visions of turning iraq into little usa are to be realised, this plan must be scuttled.
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I have never, ever understood this logic. Instead of getting rid of the REAL thing, the thing which actually, you know, injures and kills people, we'll ban the toys. The toys which do...nothing. They just look like the weapon.

Now, in the case of that specific weapon that actually produces eye injuries, then it's not a toy anymore, really, it's an object that can be as dangerous as many other things. But if parents pay attention and take the responsibility upon themselves to keep an eye on their kids if they play with such things, or to not allow their children to play with the object itself, then the problem would be solved and the government wouldn't need to step in to take control there.

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I have never, ever understood this logic. Instead of getting rid of the REAL thing, the thing which actually, you know, injures and kills people, we'll ban the toys. The toys which do...nothing. They just look like the weapon.

Now, in the case of that specific weapon that actually produces eye injuries, then it's not a toy anymore, really, it's an object that can be as dangerous as many other things. But if parents pay attention and take the responsibility upon themselves to keep an eye on their kids if they play with such things, or to not allow their children to play with the object itself, then the problem would be solved and the government wouldn't need to step in to take control there.

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Well said Angela!
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