New York Consumer Group Wants To Ban NERF Guns?
New York-based Empire State Consumer Project has asked the Hasbro Board to stop producing “assault-style” Nerf guns. One of the Nerf blasters the group is targeting is the Ultra One. It is a drum fed toy gun holding 25 soft darts.
In the article in www.ammoland.com they have this excerpt from the letter sent to Hasbro regarding the Nerf Guns.
“How does promoting play with huge automatic weapons create joy, creativity and connection around the world, and across generations, and make the world a better place for children? ”
I get it, you don't like guns. These aren't real guns. Children have been playing with toy guns since the gun was invented. If they don't have a toy gun, they will use a stick or their finger as a gun. Kids play cops and robbers and Army...at least I did and so did my kids.
My 19 year old son has at least 50 Nerf guns that he's been collecting since he was about 6 years old. Let me tell you, there is almost nothing more fun than having a huge Nerf battle in your house with your kids.
The Empire State Consumer Project claims that kids don't like Nerf guns , but Hasbro, through their advertising, is pressuring the kids into playing with them. Oh, sure their advertising is sooooo great that every child is powerless and can't help themselves.....BULLS@IT!
If that's true then this advertising agency should be raking in millions from every manufacture in the world. Think about it, they could actually make you want to eat Kale...and like going to the gym....even like drinking seltzer drinks! Wait, nobody's that good.
Back to the toy gun issue.....Nerf guns are awesome and just because your kids play with a toy gun doesn't mean that little Tommy or Tammy is going to grow up to be a mass shooter or even someone who enjoys firearms.
What's next? A background check and a 10 day waiting period to buy that latest Nerf gun?