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
- 6 years agoFavorite Answer
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-
- Mark JackLv 76 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.
- LeoLv 76 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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- ckngbbblsLv 76 years ago
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.
- A LeftistLv 66 years ago
No. Only an idiot can't tell the difference between a toy gun and a real one.
- Stu PedassoLv 76 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
- yLv 76 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.
- Coffee DrinkerLv 76 years ago
That's the dumbest idea since decaffeinated coffee.
- Anonymous6 years ago
Toy guns have been known to abuse children...