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Is it wrong to give kids toy guns?

With the holiday season upon us, some parents are wondering whether toy guns should be allowed on their kids' Christmas wish lists. Sure, many of us grew up playing with toy guns, but now America has mass shootings daily and more than 33,000 gun deaths annually. Others say toy guns are harmless, and point to studies showing gunplay in childhood has no connection to violence in adulthood. Can't we just let kids play without politicizing it? Would you give your child a toy gun? 🔫

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According to child psychologist Michael Thompson, the research is clear: 

"There's no scientific evidence suggesting that playing war games in childhood leads to real-life aggression."
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But for others, it's the principle that matters. Would you let your kid play with toy bombs or knives? In communities that have been devastated by gun violence, toy guns are no joke.

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But others say not letting kids play with toy guns is just more helicopter parenting and liberal snowflake-ism run amok.

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