Should it be child abuse to knowingly let a kid play with a toy gun with the colored tip removed?

Or at least child endangerment

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  • 6 years ago
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    A toy gun? Child abuse? No, but in making it appear more like a real gun and allowing him to play with it you might be sending a bit of a confusing message making it harder for him to discern the difference between toy and dangerous weapon.

    As I see Richard's answer I'm inclined to agree that allowing him to play with a toy gun that looks like a real one is a bad idea as (like Richard said) it could easily be mistaken for a really gun and cause a whole hell of a lot of trouble.

  • 6 years ago

    In my opinion no, but those tips are colored for a reason. Unless the toy gun looks so ridiculous that it can't possibly be mistaken for a real gun. Like this one-

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  • 6 years ago

    Not all toy guns are air soft replicas and come with an orange tip, my first real gun was a .410 I got when I was around 13-14.

  • Leo
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    It would be irresponsible to allow a child out on the streets to play with a toy gun that could be mistaken for a real one.

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  • 6 years ago

    Why not?

    Apparently it's also child abuse to let your kid go to the park without parents too. Pay attention to how many parents get their kids taken away for stupid reasons and add this one to the list.

  • 6 years ago

    No. Only an idiot can't tell the difference between a toy gun and a real one.

  • 6 years ago

    Not if the child is properly educated to never point it at a cop, and to always comply with the orders of officers

  • y
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    The color tip is on there for a reason, too many accidents. So if one wants to set their kid up to be another statistic, sure, go ahead, allow them to remove it so they can pretend pointing it at people, who panic, and accidents happen.

  • 6 years ago

    That's the dumbest idea since decaffeinated coffee.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Toy guns have been known to abuse children...

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