Nerf Guns, Plastic Guns, Water Guns: Should Children Play With Any Guns? What Do You Think? by Gail Harris
I bet I'm not the only mom who cringes when her child plays with guns. This behavior has been going on for ages. Yet every time my 11-year-old son does, I cringe.
Nerf Guns I let him have, with the plastic bullets and foam tips. I’d rather he didn’t play with them, but I can’t go completely against Mother Nature. The metallic, machine-gun-types that scream “GUN” the moment you see it, I’d never let him have. There I draw the line. Yet, is there really a difference?
Shooting is shooting. For me there is, even though it may make no sense at all. I’d love to hear how other mothers feel about it!