We are not “gun people.” Let me start over. What I mean to say is that my husband and I are not gun people. Our son, apparently is. The neighborhood kids (ALL of them!) are gun people, and have toy squirt guns, paint ball guns, cowboy pistols, cap guns, bb guns, etc. We have never bought Woob a toy gun and really didn’t want to start, though it seems there’s something deep seeded and primal about his want of one.
What are your thoughts?
- Is it in boys’ very nature to want to play with guns, so it shouldn’t be fought?
- Is it okay for kids to play with guns at the neighbors’ houses even if we don’t like them at home?
- Should gun use away from our own home be stopped?
- Should we just get over and register for a “Family Fun with Guns” safety course at our nearest neighborhood shooting range?